Friday, February 28, 2020 4:00 PM
Anand Patel (Oklahoma State)

When a projective variety is linearly projected onto a projective space of the same dimension, a ramification divisor appears. In joint work with Anand Deopurkar and Eduard Duryev, we study basic questions about the map which sends a projection to its ramification divisor. I will present proven results, open problems, and if time permits, some curious numerology.