Location: Hill 525
Date & time: Wednesday, 20 September 2017 at 2:00PM - 3:00PM
I will present a formula for the Euler characteristic of the structure sheaf of Brill-Noether loci of linear series on curves with prescribed vanishing at two marked points.
The formula recovers the classical Castelnuovo number in the zero-dimensional case, and previous work of Eisenbud-Harris, Pirola, Chan-López-Pflueger-Teixidor in the one-dimensional case. The result follows from a new determinantal formula for the K-theory class of certain degeneracy loci of maps of flag bundles.
This is joint work with Dave Anderson and Linda Chen.