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[11:30am] Anand Sawant : School of Mathematics, TIFR
 Description:
 Algebraic Geometry seminar.
Speaker: Anand Sawant.
Affiliation: School of Mathematics, TIFR.
Date and Time: Thursday 06 February, 11:30 am  12:30 pm.
Venue: Ramanujan Hall, Department of Mathematics.
Title: Central extensions of algebraic groups, II.
Abstract: This talk will be a continuation of the Colloquium talk last
week, where we will begin wth the work of BrylinskiDeligne.


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[4:00pm] Mrinmoy Datta : Arctic University of Norway, Tromso
 Description:
 Geometry and Topology seminar.
Speaker: Mrinmoy Datta.
Affiliation: Arctic University of Norway, Tromso.
Date and Time: Thursday 06 February, 04:00 pm  05:00 pm.
Venue: Ramanujan Hall, Department of Mathematics.
Title: Hermitian surfaces over finite fields and a conjecture by Sørensen.
Abstract: Hermitian varieties, first studied by Bose and Chakravati in
1966, are a class of vastly studied objects in the area of finite geometry
and coding theory. During 1991, in his PhD thesis, A. B. Sørensen proposed
a conjecture on the maximum number of rational points on the intersection
of a Hermitian surface and a surface of degree d defined over the same
field. Edoukou's work in 2006 towards proving the conjecture for d=2
marked the first progress towards this conjecture. In 2018, in a joint
work with Peter Beelen, we have shown that the conjecture is true for d=3.
Finally, in a joint work with Peter Beelen and Masaaki Homma, we have
proved the conjecture completely. In this talk, we will give an account of
these developments.


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