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Geometry and Topology Seminar

Friday, January 29, 2021
3:00pm to 4:00pm
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Choosing points on cubic plane curves
Weiyan Chen, Yau Mathematical Sciences Center, Tsinghua University,

It is a classical topic to study structures of certain special points on complex smooth cubic plane curves, for example, the 9 flex points and the 27 sextactic points. We consider the following topological question asked by Farb: Is it true that the known algebraic structures give all the possible ways to continuously choose n distinct points on every smooth cubic plane curve, for each given positive integer n? This work is joint with Ishan Banerjee.

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