Tel Aviv University Colloquium
Hello everyone,
The next colloquium talk will be held on Monday, 21/3/2011, 12:15,
Schreiber 006, Tel Aviv University. The speaker is
    Maxim Kazarian (Moscow Steklov Institute and Independent University)
and the title of his talk is
    Universal polynomials and enumerative geometry
The abstract is given below. Tea and coffee at 12:00, same room.
Hope to see you there. For information about future colloquiua, see
You are all welcome to suggest colloquium speakers, especially for the
next academic year.
Abstract:  Differentiable mappings of smooth manifolds possess
singularities. The cohomology class Poincare dual to the locus of
particular singularity type is expressed as a universal polynomial
(known as the Thom polynomial) in the characteristic classes of
manifolds participating in the mapping. The very existence of such
polynomial provides also a way of its explicit computation. This leads
to an efficient solution of many enumerative problems of complex
projective enumerative geometry. We will discuss details of this
approach to enumerative geometry as well as some variations of the
Thom polynomial theory including enumeration of isolated hypersurface
singularities, singularities of wave fronts, and multisingularities of
various kinds.
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