1. CJM 2012 (vol 65 pp. 634)
 Mezzetti, Emilia; MiróRoig, Rosa M.; Ottaviani, Giorgio

Laplace Equations and the Weak Lefschetz Property
We prove that $r$ independent homogeneous polynomials of the same degree $d$
become dependent when restricted to any hyperplane if and only if their inverse system parameterizes a variety
whose $(d1)$osculating spaces have dimension smaller than expected. This gives an equivalence
between an algebraic notion (called Weak Lefschetz Property)
and a differential geometric notion, concerning varieties which satisfy certain Laplace equations. In the toric case,
some relevant examples are classified and as byproduct we provide counterexamples to Ilardi's conjecture.
Keywords:osculating space, weak Lefschetz property, Laplace equations, toric threefold Categories:13E10, 14M25, 14N05, 14N15, 53A20 

2. CJM 2008 (vol 60 pp. 961)
 Abrescia, Silvia

About the Defectivity of Certain SegreVeronese Varieties
We study the regularity of the higher secant varieties of $\PP^1\times
\PP^n$, embedded with divisors of type $(d,2)$ and $(d,3)$. We
produce, for the highest defective cases, a ``determinantal'' equation
of the secant variety. As a corollary, we prove that the Veronese
triple embedding of $\PP^n$ is not Grassmann defective.
Keywords:Waring problem, SegreVeronese embedding, secant variety, Grassmann defectivity Categories:14N15, 14N05, 14M12 

3. CJM 2007 (vol 59 pp. 488)
 Bernardi, A.; Catalisano, M. V.; Gimigliano, A.; Idà, M.

Osculating Varieties of Veronese Varieties and Their Higher Secant Varieties
We consider the $k$osculating varieties
$O_{k,n.d}$ to the (Veronese) $d$uple embeddings of $\PP^n$. We
study the dimension of their higher secant varieties via inverse
systems (apolarity). By associating certain 0dimensional schemes
$Y\subset \PP^n$ to $O^s_{k,n,d}$ and by studying their Hilbert
functions, we are able, in several cases, to determine whether those
secant varieties are defective or not.
Categories:14N15, 15A69 

4. CJM 2006 (vol 58 pp. 476)
 Chipalkatti, Jaydeep

Apolar Schemes of Algebraic Forms
This is a note on the classical Waring's problem for algebraic forms.
Fix integers $(n,d,r,s)$, and let $\Lambda$ be a general $r$dimensional
subspace of degree $d$ homogeneous polynomials in $n+1$ variables. Let
$\mathcal{A}$ denote the variety of $s$sided polar polyhedra of $\Lambda$.
We carry out a casebycase study of the structure of $\mathcal{A}$ for several
specific values of $(n,d,r,s)$. In the first batch of examples, $\mathcal{A}$ is
shown to be a rational variety. In the second batch, $\mathcal{A}$ is a
finite set of which we calculate the cardinality.}
Keywords:Waring's problem, apolarity, polar polyhedron Categories:14N05, 14N15 
