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1. CJM 2006 (vol 58 pp. 93)

Gordon, Julia
Motivic Haar Measure on Reductive Groups
We define a motivic analogue of the Haar measure for groups of the form $G(k\llp t\rrp)$, where~$k$ is an algebraically closed field of characteristic zero, and $G$ is a reductive algebraic group defined over $k$. A classical Haar measure on such groups does not exist since they are not locally compact. We use the theory of motivic integration introduced by M.~Kontsevich to define an additive function on a certain natural Boolean algebra of subsets of $G(k\llp t\rrp)$. This function takes values in the so-called dimensional completion of the Grothendieck ring of the category of varieties over the base field. It is invariant under translations by all elements of $G(k\llp t\rrp)$, and therefore we call it a motivic analogue of Haar measure. We give an explicit construction of the motivic Haar measure, and then prove that the result is independent of all the choices that are made in the process.

Keywords:motivic integration, reductive group
Categories:14A15, 14L15

2. CJM 2004 (vol 56 pp. 716)

Guardo, Elena; Van Tuyl, Adam
Fat Points in $\mathbb{P}^1 \times \mathbb{P}^1$ and Their Hilbert Functions
We study the Hilbert functions of fat points in $\popo$. If $Z \subseteq \popo$ is an arbitrary fat point scheme, then it can be shown that for every $i$ and $j$ the values of the Hilbert function $_{Z}(l,j)$ and $H_{Z}(i,l)$ eventually become constant for $l \gg 0$. We show how to determine these eventual values by using only the multiplicities of the points, and the relative positions of the points in $\popo$. This enables us to compute all but a finite number values of $H_{Z}$ without using the coordinates of points. We also characterize the ACM fat point schemes sing our description of the eventual behaviour. In fact, n the case that $Z \subseteq \popo$ is ACM, then the entire Hilbert function and its minimal free resolution depend solely on knowing the eventual values of the Hilbert function.

Keywords:Hilbert function, points, fat points, Cohen-Macaulay, multi-projective space
Categories:13D40, 13D02, 13H10, 14A15

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