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Leonidas Alaoglu Memorial Lecture in Mathematics

Tuesday, January 9, 2024
4:00pm to 5:00pm
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Linde Hall 310
Meromorphic functions and modern Abel-Jacobi theory
Rahul Pandharipande, Department of Mathematics, ETH Z├╝rich,

A classical question in algebraic geometry is where can the poles and zeros of a meromorphic function occur on a Riemann surface C? A solution is given by the work of Abel and Jacobi in the 19th century in terms of the Jacobian of C. After a review of the classical theory, I will explain developments in the 21st century which explore the same question as C moves in moduli. The moduli theory opens a completely new perspective with connections in many new directions.

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