Graduate Student Colloquium: Birge Huisgen-Zimmermann (UCSB), 'How many equations determine an algebraic curve?'

Event Date: 

Thursday, January 23, 2014 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm

Event Location: 

  • 6635 South Hall

Event Contact: 

Daryl Cooper


We will embed this question into a slightly more general one, which was tackled by Hilbert and Kronecker in the late 19-th century. Including a few easy (but noteworthy) arguments we will follow the development triggered by the problem, through a historically recorded case of mathematical bickering to the final installment of wisdom provided by Eisenbud-Evans and Storch in the early 1970's.