1. CMB Online first
 MirandaNeto, Cleto Brasileiro

A moduletheoretic characterization of algebraic hypersurfaces
In this note we prove the following surprising characterization:
if
$X\subset {\mathbb A}^n$ is an (embedded, nonempty, proper)
algebraic variety defined over a
field $k$ of characteristic zero, then $X$ is a hypersurface
if and only if the module $T_{{\mathcal O}_{{\mathbb
A}^n}/k}(X)$ of logarithmic vector fields of
$X$ is a reflexive ${\mathcal
O}_{{\mathbb A}^n}$module. As a consequence of this result,
we derive that if $T_{{\mathcal O}_{{\mathbb A}^n}/k}(X)$ is a
free ${\mathcal
O}_{{\mathbb A}^n}$module, which is shown to be equivalent
to the freeness of the $t$th exterior power of $T_{{\mathcal O}_{{\mathbb
A}^n}/k}(X)$ for some (in fact, any) $t\leq n$, then necessarily
$X$ is a Saito free divisor.
Keywords:hypersurface, logarithmic vector field, logarithmic derivation, free divisor Categories:14J70, 13N15, 32S22, 13C05, 13C10, 14N20, , , , , 14C20, 32M25 

2. CMB Online first
3. CMB 2016 (vol 59 pp. 311)
 Ilten, Nathan; Teitler, Zach

Product Ranks of the $3\times 3$ Determinant and Permanent
We show that the product rank of the $3 \times 3$ determinant
$\det_3$ is $5$,
and the product rank of the $3 \times 3$ permanent
$\operatorname{perm}_3$
is $4$.
As a corollary, we obtain that the tensor rank of $\det_3$ is
$5$ and the tensor rank of $\operatorname{perm}_3$ is $4$.
We show moreover that the border product rank of $\operatorname{perm}_n$ is
larger than $n$ for any $n\geq 3$.
Keywords:product rank, tensor rank, determinant, permanent, Fano schemes Categories:15A21, 15A69, 14M12, 14N15 

4. CMB 2014 (vol 58 pp. 80)
 Harada, Megumi; Horiguchi, Tatsuya; Masuda, Mikiya

The Equivariant Cohomology Rings of Peterson Varieties in All Lie
Types
Let $G$ be a complex semisimple linear algebraic group and let
$Pet$ be the associated Peterson variety in the flag
variety $G/B$.
The main theorem of this note gives an efficient presentation
of the equivariant cohomology ring $H^*_S(Pet)$ of the
Peterson variety as a quotient of a polynomial ring by an ideal
$J$ generated by quadratic polynomials, in the spirit of the
Borel presentation of the cohomology of the flag variety. Here
the group $S \cong \mathbb{C}^*$ is a certain subgroup of a maximal
torus $T$ of $G$.
Our description of the ideal $J$ uses the Cartan matrix and is
uniform across Lie types. In our arguments we use the Monk formula
and Giambelli formula for the equivariant cohomology rings of
Peterson varieties for all Lie types, as obtained in the work
of Drellich. Our result generalizes a previous theorem of FukukawaHaradaMasuda,
which was only for Lie type $A$.
Keywords:equivariant cohomology, Peterson varieties, flag varieties, Monk formula, Giambelli formula Categories:55N91, 14N15 

5. CMB 2014 (vol 57 pp. 749)
 Cavalieri, Renzo; Marcus, Steffen

Geometric Perspective on Piecewise Polynomiality of Double Hurwitz Numbers
We describe double Hurwitz numbers as intersection numbers on the
moduli space of curves $\overline{\mathcal{M}}_{g,n}$. Using a result on the
polynomiality of intersection numbers of psi classes with the Double
Ramification Cycle, our formula explains the polynomiality in chambers
of double Hurwitz numbers, and the wall crossing phenomenon in terms
of a variation of correction terms to the $\psi$ classes. We
interpret this as suggestive evidence for polynomiality of the Double
Ramification Cycle (which is only known in genera $0$ and $1$).
Keywords:double Hurwitz numbers, wall crossings, moduli spaces, ELSV formula Category:14N35 

6. CMB 2011 (vol 54 pp. 430)
 DeLand, Matthew

Complete Families of Linearly Nondegenerate Rational Curves
We prove that every complete family of linearly nondegenerate
rational curves of degree $e > 2$ in $\mathbb{P}^{n}$ has at most $n1$
moduli. For $e = 2$ we prove that such a family has at most $n$
moduli. The general method involves exhibiting a map from the base of
a family $X$ to the Grassmannian of $e$planes in $\mathbb{P}^{n}$ and
analyzing the resulting map on cohomology.
Categories:14N05, 14H10 

7. CMB 2009 (vol 52 pp. 200)
 Gatto, Letterio; Santiago, Ta\'\i se

Schubert Calculus on a Grassmann Algebra
The ({\em classical}, {\em small quantum}, {\em equivariant})
cohomology ring of the grassmannian $G(k,n)$ is generated by
certain derivations operating on an exterior algebra of a free
module of rank $n$ ( Schubert calculus on a Grassmann
algebra). Our main result gives, in a unified way, a presentation
of all such cohomology rings in terms of generators and
relations. Using results of Laksov and Thorup, it also provides
a presentation of the universal
factorization algebra of a monic polynomial of degree $n$ into the
product of two monic polynomials, one of degree $k$.
Categories:14N15, 14M15 

8. CMB 2005 (vol 48 pp. 547)
 Fehér, L. M.; Némethi, A.; Rimányi, R.

Degeneracy of 2Forms and 3Forms
We study some global aspects of differential complex 2forms and 3forms
on complex manifolds.
We compute the cohomology classes represented by the sets of points
on a manifold where such a form degenerates in various senses,
together with other similar cohomological obstructions.
Based on these results and a formula for projective
representations, we calculate the degree of the projectivization
of certain orbits of the representation $\Lambda^k\C^n$.
Keywords:Classes of degeneracy loci, 2forms, 3forms, Thom polynomials, global singularity theory Categories:14N10, 57R45 

9. CMB 2002 (vol 45 pp. 349)
 Coppens, Marc

Very Ample Linear Systems on BlowingsUp at General Points of Projective Spaces
Let $\mathbf{P}^n$ be the $n$dimensional projective space over some
algebraically closed field $k$ of characteristic $0$. For an integer
$t\geq 3$ consider the invertible sheaf $O(t)$ on $\mathbf{P}^n$ (Serre
twist of the structure sheaf). Let $N = \binom{t+n}{n}$, the
dimension of the space of global sections of $O(t)$, and let $k$ be an
integer satisfying $0\leq k\leq N  (2n+2)$. Let $P_1,\dots,P_k$
be general points on $\mathbf{P}^n$ and let $\pi \colon X \to
\mathbf{P}^n$ be the blowingup of $\mathbf{P}^n$ at those points.
Let $E_i = \pi^{1} (P_i)$ with $1\leq i\leq k$ be the exceptional
divisor. Then $M = \pi^* \bigl( O(t) \bigr) \otimes O_X (E_1 
\cdots E_k)$ is a very ample invertible sheaf on $X$.
Keywords:blowingup, projective space, very ample linear system, embeddings, Veronese map Categories:14E25, 14N05, 14N15 
