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Algebraic Geometry Seminar

Event Type
Seminar/Symposium
Sponsor
Department of Mathematics
Location
138 Henry Administration Building
Date
Dec 5, 2023   3:00 pm  
Speaker
Ming Hao Quek (Stanford)
Contact
Chris Dodd
E-Mail
csdodd2@illinois.edu
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Originating Calendar
Algebraic Geometry Calendar

Title: On the motivic monodromy conjecture for non-degenerate hypersurfaces 

Abstract: I will discuss my ongoing effort to comprehend, from a geometric viewpoint, the motivic monodromy conjecture for any complex polynomial f that is non-degenerate with respect to its Newton polyhedron. This conjecture, due to Denef--Loeser, states that for every pole s of the motivic zeta function associated to f, exp(2πis) is a "monodromy eigenvalue" associated to f. On the other hand, the non-degeneracy condition on f ensures that the singularity theory of f is governed, up to a certain extent, by faces of the Newton polyhedron of f. The extent to which the former is governed by the latter is one key aspect of the conjecture, and will be the main focus of my talk.

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