## Speaker:

Prof. E. Gasparim

## Institution:

NMSU

## Time:

Friday, December 12, 2003 - 2:00pm

## Location:

MSTB 254

I will explain the statement of the Atiyah--Jones conjecture and show that if the conjecture holds for a surface X, then it also holds for the blow-up of X at a point. As a corollary, I will show that the conjecture holds true for all rational surfaces.