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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 Fukukawa-Harada-Masuda, which was only for Lie type $A$.

Keywords:equivariant cohomology, Peterson varieties, flag varieties, Monk formula, Giambelli formula
Categories:55N91, 14N15

2. 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

3. CMB 2011 (vol 54 pp. 430)

DeLand, Matthew
Complete Families of Linearly Non-degenerate Rational Curves
We prove that every complete family of linearly non-degenerate rational curves of degree $e > 2$ in $\mathbb{P}^{n}$ has at most $n-1$ 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

4. 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

5. CMB 2005 (vol 48 pp. 547)

Fehér, L. M.; Némethi, A.; Rimányi, R.
Degeneracy of 2-Forms and 3-Forms
We study some global aspects of differential complex 2-forms and 3-forms 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, 2-forms, 3-forms, Thom polynomials, global singularity theory
Categories:14N10, 57R45

6. CMB 2002 (vol 45 pp. 349)

Coppens, Marc
Very Ample Linear Systems on Blowings-Up 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 blowing-up 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:blowing-up, projective space, very ample linear system, embeddings, Veronese map
Categories:14E25, 14N05, 14N15

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