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[11:30am]G. Arunkumar
 Description:
 Speaker: G. Arunkumar
Date & Time : Monday Feb 26, at 11:30am
Venue: Ramanujan Hall
Title: Chromatic polynomials and Lie algebras
Abstract: In this talk, I will prove a connection between root
multiplicities for BorcherdsKacMoody
algebras and graph coloring. I will show that the generalized
chromatic polynomial of the graph
associated to a given Borcherds algebra can be used to give a closed
formula for certain root
multiplicities. As an application, using the combinatorics of Lyndon
words, we construct a basis for the root spaces corresponding to these
roots and determine
the Hilbert series in the case when all simple roots are imaginary.
In last ten minutes, We will talk about chromatic discriminant of a graph:
The absolute value of the coefficient of q in the chromatic polynomial
of a graph
G is known as the chromatic discriminant of G and is denoted
$\alpha(G)$. We start with a brief survey on many interesting
algebraic and combinatorial interpretations of $\alpha(G)$. We use two
of these interpretations (in terms of
acyclic orientations and spanning trees) to give two bijective proofs
for a recurrence formula
of $\alpha(G)$ which comes from the Peterson recurrence formula for
root multiplicities of KacMoody algebras.

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[2:00pm]Ronnie Sebastian
 Description:
 CACAAG (Combinatorial Aspects of Commutative Algebra and Algebraic
Geometry) seminar
Speaker: Ronnie Sebastian
Date & Time : 26th February, 2pm
Venue : Ramanujan Hall
Abstract: This talk will be based on the following elementary and nice
exposition
http://www.math.stonybrook.edu/~roblaz/Reprints/Green.Laz.Simple.Pf.Petri.pdf
Using some simple facts about projective space, cohomology, cohomology of
line bundles on projective space, we shall prove the following theorems:
1. Noether's theorem  Projective normality of the canonical embedding of
nonhyperelliptic curves.
2. Petri's theorem  Let X be a smooth and projective curve of genus g
\geq 5. Assume that X carries a line bundle A of degree g1 with h^0(A)=2.
Further assume that both A and \Omega_X\otimes A^* are generated by their
global sections. Then the homogeneous ideal of X in its canonical embedding
is generated by degree 2 elements.

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