Details of talk
|Presenter||Arun Ram (The University of Melbourne)|
|Author(s)||Dr Arun Ram|
What is a flag variety? A lattice? A projective space? The Veblen-Young theorem? Cosets? Subspaces? A building? A simplicial complex? A generalised generalised quadrangle? An incidence geometry? A Chevalley group? Borel subalgebras? Borel subgroups? The LUP factorisation? The Bruhat decomposition? The Schubert calculus? A polarization? A twisted Chevalley group? An isotropic subsapce? An ovoid? A finite simple group? Perhaps the right answer is in the title of Wassily Kandinsky’s book, POINT AND LINE TO PLANE.