Uniform Asymptotic Growth of Symbolic Powers of Ideals

Robert Walker 
University of Wisconsin
Tuesday, February 23, 2021 - 3:35pm to 4:25pm
via Zoom

Algebraic geometry (AG) is a major generalization of linear algebra which is fairly influential in mathematics. Since the 1980's with the development of computer algebra systems like Mathematica, AG has been leveraged in areas of STEM as diverse as statistics, robotic kinematics, computer science/geometric modeling, and mirror symmetry. Part one of my talk will be a brief introduction to AG, to two notions of taking powers of ideals (regular vs symbolic) in Noetherian commutative rings, and to the ideal containment problem that I study in my thesis. Part two of my talk will focus on stating the main results of my thesis in a user-ready form, giving a "comical" example or two of how to use them. At the risk of sounding like Paul Rudd in \textit{Ant-Man}, I hope this talk will be awesome.A first course in AG would be helpful but I review what I need for my thesis problem.Zoom Link: https://umn.zoom.us/j/96978192398?pwd=ajFBN3BIUFNudHpVdXMrbXF0RUFjQT09Meeting ID: 969 7819 2398Passcode: RingsHave1