School Seminars and Colloquia

The KP Hierarchy and Algebraic Geometry

Tuesday Seminar

by Gus Schrader


Institution: Department of Mathematics and Statistics, The University of Melbourne
Date: Tue 11th May 2010
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: Room 213, Richard Berry Building, The University of Melbourne

Abstract: I will review the correspondence (discovered by Krichever, Mumford, and
many others) between certain algebro-geometric data and solutions of the KP hierarchy. We will see that the KP system is related to the classical problem of classifying commutative rings of ordinary differential
operators. If time permits, I will discuss the application of this theory
by Mulase and Shiota to the Schottky problem of characterising Jacobian
varieties.

For More Information: contact: Mark Sorrell. email msorrell@unimelb.edu.au