Research objectives and content
My field of research is mathematics, and the proposed project is part of the branch of mathematics called algebraic geometry. Specifically, the project is about vector bundles on rational surfaces where a famous conjecture by the Japanese mathematician Nagata long has attracted much attention. A new method, invented by the Israeli mathematician Ziv Ran while working at Universiti de Nice, produces significant new results in the direction of Nagatas conjecture. While studying with Prof. Robert Lazarsfeld at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), I learned about the problem and became interested in the new development. An invitation from Prof. Andri Hirschowitz at Universiti de Nice made it possible to study the problem at first hand, while working with some of the foremost algebraic geometers in the world. My project is to generalize and deepen the new results and ideas of Ran and to make the results useful and accessible to a wide audience by implementing the method in a computer programme. I will attack new cases of Nagatas conjecture, and I aim to understand and explain the wide variety of approaches that has been made to the problem, thereby obtaining new insight in the subject.
Training content (objective, benefit and expected impact)
Working with the leading experts in the field on this important problem will be of immense impact on my research, my Ph.D. thesis, and greatly benefit further research.
Links with industry / industrial relevance (22)
The implementation of these new methods on computer might prove of commercial interest, and be useful for a wide audience.