A tropical proof of the Brill-Noether Theorem

F. Cools, J. Draisma, S. Payne, E. Robeva

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We produce Brill-Noether general graphs in every genus, confirming a conjecture of Baker and giving a new proof of the Brill-Noether Theorem, due to Griffiths and Harris. Our proof provides an explicit criterion for a curve to be Brill-Noether general over discretely valued fields of arbitrary pure or mixed characteristic.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages16
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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NamearXiv.org [math.AG]


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