Brill-Noether Theory of Prym Varieties
HARVARD-MIT ALGEBRAIC GEOMETRY
Yoav Len - Georgia Tech
The talk will revolve around combinatorial aspects Prym varieties, a class of Abelian varieties that occurs in the presence of double covers. Pryms have deep connections with torsion points of Jacobians, bi-tangent lines of curves, and spin structures. As I will explain, problems concerning Pryms may be reduced, via tropical geometry, to combinatorial games on graphs. As a consequence, we obtain new results concerning the geometry of special algebraic curves, and bounds on dimensions of certain Brill–Noether loci.