A few years ago Okounkov associated a convex set (Newton–Okounkov body) to a divisor, encoding the asymptotic vanishing behaviour of all sections of all powers of the divisor along a fixed flag. This brought to light the following guiding principle “use convex geometry, through the theory of these bodies, to study the geometrical/algebraic/arithmetic properties of divisors on smooth projective varieties”. The main goal of this survey article is to explain some of the philosophical underpinnings of this principle with a view towards studying local positivity and syzygetic properties of algebraic varieties.
|Titolo:||From convex geometry of certain valuations to positivity aspects in algebraic geometry|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2018|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||02.01 - Contributo in volume (Capitolo o saggio)|