## Speaker:

Prof. Lawrence Ein

## Institution:

University of Illinois at Chicago

## Time:

Thursday, January 15, 2004 - 4:00pm

## Location:

MSTB 254

Let X be a smooth complex variety and Y be a closed subvariety of X. We discuss different methods describing the complexity of the singularities of the pair (X,Y) from its resoultion of singularities, analysis and the geometry of the spaces of jets and arcs. We'll also describe appliactions to singularities of theata divisors and commutative algebra.