KCL/UCL Junior Geometry Seminar 2022-2023


The KCL/UCL Junior Geometry Seminar is a joint seminar of King's College London and University College London. Speakers present topics from Algebraic Geometry, Differential Geometry, Geometric Analysis, Geometric Group Theory, Topology, and related areas.

The target audience is young researchers — in particular PhD students — from all London universities. The seminar will run every Monday from 17:30 - 19:30 at UCL (Room TBC).

The format of this seminar will be somewhat unusual. While talks will have the usual 45 minutes of content, there will be an added focus on facilitating questions and free discussion with the audience. Listeners are invited to ask about unfamiliar terminology, while speakers are encouraged to define important basics. All are rewarded with free food.

The goal of this seminar, above all, is to be useful to its audience - mathematically, socially, possibly even nutritionally. If you would like to hear about a particular topic, give joint talks or help facilitate a discussion during a talk that interests you, feel free to let us know.

For any reason, please contact us at Michela Barbieri (michela.barbieri.21@ucl.ac.uk) or Ananya Satoskar (ananya.satoskar.21@ucl.ac.uk).


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Other Junior Geometry Seminars

KCL/UCL Junior Number Theory: https://sites.google.com/view/yyuan304/london-junior-number-theory-seminar

Imperial Junior Geometry: https://www.ma.imperial.ac.uk/~jbm18/ijg/

Term 1

October 2022 - December 2022

03 October 2022

K3 Surfaces

Sebastian Monnet (KCL, LSGNT) https://www.smonnet.com
UCL, Room TBC (probably CDT space) 17:30 - 19:30

Abstract: K3 surfaces are currently very trendy in algebraic geometry and arithmetic geometry. According to an anonymous source, they are "the simplest type of surface we don't understand", which makes them good to study, since we might actually make some progress. The goal of the talk is to explain the terminology required to define K3 surfaces, give a few examples, and discuss some key properties.

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