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What is algebraic geometry, really?

Max Lieblich
Thursday, January 18, 2024 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
PDL C-401

Around a hundred years ago, Veblen and Young proved what is now known as the Fundamental Theorem of Projective Geometry. One way to interpret this theorem is as a topological characterization of linear geometry. I will discuss a non-linear generalization of this result: a topological characterization of algebraic geometry.

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