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EGN Postdoc and student seminar: Counting nodal curves on families of surfaces April 24, 2018 (10:30 AM PDT - 12:00 PM PDT)
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Location: MSRI: Simons Auditorium
Speaker(s) Ties Laarakker (Universiteit Utrecht)
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The Göttsche conjecture, now a theorem, states that the degree of the Severi locus of k-nodal curves in a linear system can be expressed universally as a polynomial in the four Chern numbers. Kleiman and Piene have formulated a family and cycle version of this conjecture. More precisely, it states that for a relative effective divisor on a family of surfaces, there exists a natural cycle on the base, enumerating the k-nodal fibres of the divisor. It's class can be expressed universally in the Chern data of the surface and the divisor. Using the BPS-calculus of Pandharipande and Thomas, we will prove the conjecture.

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