Abstract:

We give a complete combinatorial characterization of all possible polarizations of powers of the maximal ideal $(x_1,x_2,\dotsc,x_n)$ in a polynomial ring of $n$ variables. We also give a combinatorial description of the Alexander duals of such polarizations. In the three variable case we show that every polarization defines a (shellable) simplicial ball. We conjecture that any polarization of an artinian monomial ideal defines a simplicial ball. This is joint work with Gunnar Fløystad.

Thursday, November 14, 2019 - 13:00

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