Hilbert scheme of points and global singularity theory

Date: 2021-11-15

Time: 11:00 - 12:00


Gergely Bérczi


Global singularity theory is a classical subject in geometry which classifies singularities of maps between manifolds, and describes topological reasons for their appearance. I explain how tautological integrals over Hilbert schemes of points provide a natural framework to tackle two of its central problems and I report on recent major developments (joint with A. Szenes).