# Singular curves, degenerate theta functions and KP solutions

## Location

Zoom

Friday, May 13, 2022 12:00 PM

Daniele Agostini (Max Planck Institute Leipzig)

Smooth algebraic curves give rise to solutions to the KP equation, which models waves in shallow water, via Riemann's theta function. Singular curves produce solutions as well, but the theta function in this case becomes degenerate. I will present some results and questions in this direction, focusing on soliton and rational solutions.

The synchronous discussion for Daniele Agostini’s talk is taking place not in zoom-chat, but at https://tinyurl.com/2022-05-13-da (and will be deleted after ~3-7 days).