# MATH Seminar

Title: Secants, Gorenstein ideals, and stable complexes
Seminar: Algebra
Speaker: Brooke Ullery of Emory University
Contact: David Zureick-Brown, david.zureick-brown@emory.edu
Date: 2022-09-06 at 4:00PM
Venue: MSC N304
Abstract:
As Bertram describes in his thesis, certain rank two vector bundles on curves can be parametrized by a projective space into which the curve itself embeds. The idea is that the least so-called stable" bundles correspond to points on the embedded curve, the next most unstable lie on the first secant variety, then on the second secant variety, and so on. In this talk, I'll describe joint work with Bertram in which we generalize this to $\mathbb{P}^2$ by replacing vector bundles with complexes of vector bundles. This leads to a surprising connection between height three Gorenstein ideals, secant varieties (and their generalizations), and stability conditions on the bounded derived category of coherent sheaves on $\mathbb{P}^2$.