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Research

Research lectures, seminars and events

The events listed in this area are research seminars, workshops and lectures hosted by Durham University departments and research institutes. If you are not a member of the University, but  wish to enquire about attending one of the events please contact the organiser or host department.


 

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Events for 9 March 2017

Durham Italian Seminar Series: Dr Irene Iocca ‘Autore ed Editore: i compromessi del testo critico’ (in Italian)

12:00pm, ER278, Elvet Riverside II, Durham University

Contact carlo.caruso@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Tong Zhang: Geography of complex varieties: Severi inequality

1:00pm, CM221

The classical Severi inequality for complex surfaces dates back to a paper of Severi himself in 1932, in which a gap was found afterwards. In 2005, Pardini gave a complete proof of this inequality based on a clever covering trick and the slope inequality of Xiao. In 2009, Mendes Lopes and Pardini proposed a question about generalizing this inequality to arbitrary dimension. In this talk, I will first introduce the classical Severi inequality and explain the above two ingredients in Pardini's proof. Then I will introduce the generalized Severi inequality which answers the aforementioned open question.

This talk may be viewed as a continuation of the previous one I gave in the same seminar two years ago.

Contact wilhelm.klingenberg@durham.ac.uk, norbert.peyerimhoff@dur.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Dong Lou (London School of Economics): The effect of superstar firms on college major choice

1:30pm to 3:00pm, Room 452, Durham University Business School

International Women's Day: Women, Power and Visual Culture

5:30pm, Barker Research Library, Palace Green, Durham University

Contact a.k.harrington@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.