# Lars Halle: Degenerations of Hilbert schemes and relative VGIT

**Time: **
Thu 2021-09-02 13.00 - 14.00

**Location: **
Institut Mittag-Leffler, Seminar Hall Kuskvillan (alt. Zoom, meeting ID: 921 756 1880)

**Lecturer: **
Lars Halle (Bologna)

**Abstract:** In this talk I will report on joint work with K. Hulek and Z. Zhang. First I will explain how some central results in VGIT can be extended to a relative setting. I will then discuss an application of relative VGIT to the study of certain degenerations of Hilbert schemes of points.