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Liaison, Schottky Problem and Invariant Theory

Remembering Federico Gaeta

  • María Emilia Alonso
  • Enrique Arrondo
  • Raquel Mallavibarrena
  • Ignacio Sols


  • Linkage theory is revisited with a survey and several original research papers

  • There is a survey and two original research papers on Schottky problem

  • An unpublished article of Federico Gaeta is included in the book

  • A historical presentation of the interaction of Gaeta with the classical Italian school of algebraic geometry is also included in the book


Part of the Progress in Mathematics book series (PM, volume 280)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Federico Gaeta

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-2
    2. Ciro Ciliberto
      Pages 9-33
  3. Linkage Theory

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 39-40
    2. Rosa M. Miró-Roig
      Pages 41-48
    3. Elisa Gorla
      Pages 49-62
    4. Juan Migliore, Uwe Nagel
      Pages 103-132
    5. Silvio Greco, Rosa Maria Miró-Roig
      Pages 133-147
    6. Roberto Notari, Ignacio Ojeda, Maria Luisa Spreafico
      Pages 149-187
  4. The Schottky Problem

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 189-190
    2. Esteban Gómez González, José M. Muñoz Porras
      Pages 191-196
    3. Samuel Grushevsky
      Pages 223-231
  5. Computation in Algebraic Geometry

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 233-234
    2. María Emilia Alonso García
      Pages 235-236

About this book


Federico Gaeta (1923–2007) was a Spanish algebraic geometer who was a student of Severi. He is considered to be one of the founders of linkage theory, on which he published several key papers. After many years abroad he came back to Spain in the 1980s. He spent his last period as a professor at Universidad Complutense de Madrid. In gratitude to him, some of his personal and mathematically close persons during this last station, all of whom bene?ted in one way or another by his ins- ration, have joined to edit this volume to keep his memory alive. We o?er in it surveys and original articles on the three main subjects of Gaeta’s interest through his mathematical life. The volume opens with a personal semblance by Ignacio Sols and a historical presentation by Ciro Ciliberto of Gaeta’s Italian period. Then it is divided into three parts, each of them devoted to a speci?c subject studied by Gaeta and coordinated by one of the editors. For each part, we had the advice of another colleague of Federico linked to that particular subject, who also contributed with a short survey. The ?rst part, coordinated by E. Arrondo with the advice of R.M.


Liaison theory Scheme Schottky problem abelian variety invariants

Editors and affiliations

  • María Emilia Alonso
    • 1
  • Enrique Arrondo
    • 1
  • Raquel Mallavibarrena
    • 1
  • Ignacio Sols
    • 1
  1. 1.Departamento de Álgebra Facultad de Ciencias MatemáticasUCMMadridSpain

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Liaison, Schottky Problem and Invariant Theory
  • Book Subtitle Remembering Federico Gaeta
  • Editors Maria Emilia Alonso
    Enrique Arrondo
    Raquel Mallavibarrena
    Ignacio Sols
  • Series Title Progress in Mathematics
  • Series Abbreviated Title Progress in Mathematics(Birkhäuser)
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Birkhäuser Basel 2010
  • Publisher Name Birkhäuser Basel
  • eBook Packages Mathematics and Statistics Mathematics and Statistics (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-0346-0200-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-0346-0201-3
  • Series ISSN 0743-1643
  • Series E-ISSN 2296-505X
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages , 300
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Algebraic Geometry
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