What is ... a Chow Ring?

This page hosts information on Fei Ren's talk "What is ... a Chow Ring?" at the "What is ...?" seminar. This talk will help you better understand the talk by Enrico Arbarello.

Where & When

  • Friday, May 13, 1.00pm at the BMS Loft at Urania


  • In algebraic geometry, the Chow ring (named after W. L. Chow by Chevalley (1958)) of a smooth algebraic variety over a field is an algebro-geometric analogue of the cohomology ring of a complex variety considered as a topological space. The elements of the Chow ring are formed out of actual subvarieties (so-called algebraic cycles), and the multiplicative structure is derived from the intersection of subvarieties. In this talk, we will define what is a Chow ring, introduce basic properties and see a few examples if time permits.
Topic revision: r1 - 14 Jun 2016, KonstantinPoelke
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