Algebraic Geometry Seminar

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Date, time & place Friday 13:30 - 15:00 ハイブリッド開催/117Room #ハイブリッド開催/117 (Graduate School of Math. Sci. Bldg.)
Organizer(s) GONGYO Yoshinori, NAKAMURA Yusuke, TANAKA Hiromu

2017/05/16

15:30-17:00   Room #122 (Graduate School of Math. Sci. Bldg.)
Katsuhisa Furukawa (The University of Tokyo)
On separable higher Gauss maps (English)
[ Abstract ]
We study the $m$-th Gauss map in the sense of F. L. Zak of a projective variety $X ¥subset P^N$ over an algebraically closed field in any characteristic, where $m$ is an integer with $n:= ¥dim(X) ¥leq m < N$. It is known that the contact locus on $X$ of a general tangent $m$-plane can be non-linear in positive characteristic, if the $m$-th Gauss map is inseparable.

In this talk, I will explain that for any $m$, the locus is a linear variety if the $m$-th Gauss map is separable. I will also explain that for smooth $X$ with $n < N-2$, the $(n+1)$-th Gauss
map is birational if it is separable, unless $X$ is the Segre embedding $P^1 ¥times P^n ¥subset P^{2n-1}$. This is related to L. Ein's classification of varieties with small dual varieties in characteristic zero.

This talk is based on a joint work with Atsushi Ito.