# $q$-bic Hypersurfaces

*Raymond Cheng (Columbia)*

**16-Jul-2021, 19:00-20:00 (3 years ago)**

**Abstract: **Letâ€™s count: 1, $q$, $q+1$; here, $q$ is a power of a prime $p$. In this talk, I will sketch an analogy between the geometry of a class of hypersurfaces over a field of positive characteristic $p$, which I call $q$-bic hypersurfaces, and the geometry of low degree hypersurfaces, such as quadrics and cubics, over the complex numbers. For instance, a smooth $q$-bic threefold has a smooth Fano surface of lines, and the intermediate Jacobian of the threefold is isogenous to the Albanese of the Fano surface.

algebraic geometry

Audience: researchers in the topic

**Stanford algebraic geometry seminar **

**Series comments: **The seminar was online for a significant period of time, but for now is solely in person.
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Organizer: | Ravi Vakil* |

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