Speaker : Professor Shin-Yao Jow (University of Pennsylvania) Effective cone of the space of maps from $P^1$ to a Grassmannian 2012-03-06 (Tue) 11:00 - 12:00 Seminar Room 617, Institute of Mathematics (NTU Campus) We will describe the effective cone of the Quot scheme which compactifies the space of maps from $P^1$ to a Grassmannian. This space has seen some applications in enumerative geometry and mathematical physics, and determining its effective cone is a first step in understanding its birational geometry.