Prof. K. Ranestad


University of Oslo


Wednesday, October 8, 2003 - 2:00pm


MSTB 254

The geometry of Sp(3)/U(3) as a subvariety of Gr(3,6) will be explored to explain several examples given by Mukai of non-abelian Brill-Noether loci, and to give some new examples. These examples identify Brill-Noether loci of vector bundles on linear sections of the Lagrangian Grassmannian Sp(3)/U(3) with orthogonal linear sections of the dual variety and vice versa. We will show that any nodal hyperplane section of the Lagrangian Grassmannian projected from the node is a linear section of the Grassmannian Gr(2,6).