Abstract: We will give a motivated introduction to FultonMacPherson intersection theory, with emphasis on the notion of Segre class. We will focus on techniques for computations of these classes in template situations such as blowups and excess and residual intersection formulas. We will discuss applications of these notions to enumerative geometry and to the definition and computation of characteristic classes generalizing to singular varieties standard invariants such as Chern classes of nonsingular varieties. Schedule: Monday 4 Nov: 17:0018:30 Chern and Segre classesTuesday 5 Nov: 17:0018:00 Enumerative geometry and intersection theory Wednesday 6 Nov: 17:0018:00 Segre classes and Newton polytopes Thursday 7 Nov: 17:0018:30 Characteristic classes of singular varieties Seminario IMUVA. Edificio LUCIA

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