Here are the texed notes for my 1 hour oberwolfach talk (the key thing I left out is Cartier duality). I included Manin’s original approach, and remark on some details I find left out of most sources.

## Hidden Structure

Beauty wilts

and love will flucture

what remains

is hidden structure

blushing primes

sly chiding knots

intertwine

betwixt our thoughts

creation

lives to create

chipping from

the ob’lisk slate

talk amoungst

our little selves

speculating

filling shelves

search we will

and see we’ll not

blindness is

our earthly lot

but the voice

of the void is vast

notice it

through the nets we cast

## Automorphisms of the Jacobian

Read our arxiv paper: https://arxiv.org/abs/1811.07007

Here, $A$ is any abelian variety. This post consists of the backstory of this paper, and something interesting I learned about the relationship between the size of $Aut(A)$, and the number of principal polarizations $A$ has. Continue reading Automorphisms of the Jacobian

## Fiber Bundles of Formal Disks

Here is an incomplete proof that varieties are fiber bundles of formal disks over their deRham Stacks. The fact makes intuitive sense, the deRham stack is the variety without infinitesimal data, and then by adding the infinitesimal data (formal disks) back in, you recover the result. However, the fact that you can build anything non infinitesimal out of formal disks fills me with confusion and awe.

Acknowledgements: This is the result of a working group with Dan Fletcher, Adam Holeman, and me as part of the Northwestern Homotopy Working Seminar (started by Matthew Weatherly, Grigory Kondyrev, and me). The working session in which Adam and I figured out the proof, Dan was not there, which is why his name is not mentioned, but he was very helpful in understanding the claim. This proof is the result of Yaroslav Khromenkov coming up with the idea of it, and Adam and I understanding and correcting his solution during a working session.