Jun 22 – 26, 2015
Centre Paul-Langevin AUSSOIS
Europe/Paris timezone
In honor of Bernard Teissier's 70th birthday

Milnor numbers of projective hypersurfaces and the chromatic polynomial of graphs

Jun 22, 2015, 2:00 PM
La Parrachée (Centre Paul-Langevin AUSSOIS)

La Parrachée

Centre Paul-Langevin AUSSOIS

Centre Paul-Langevin 24, rue du Coin 73500 Aussois


Mr June Huh (Princeton)


I will give an overview of a proof of a conjecture of Read that the coefficients of the chromatic polynomial of any graph form a unimodal sequence. There are two main ingredients in the proof, both coming from works of Bernard Teissier: The first is the idealistic Bertini for sectional Milnor numbers, and the second is the isoperimetric inequality for mixed multiplicities of ideals.

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