Staff -HELMKE, Stefan-

Name HELMKE, Stefan
Position Assistant Professor
E-Mail helmke (email address: add
Stefan Helmke is working on algebraic geometry. His main interest is the study of base points of linear systems. It has been conjectured, that the existence of such base points always have a geometric reason, namely it should imply the existence of subvarieties of very small degree containing the base point. A special case of this conjecture is the famous Fujita Conjecture.
Another research interest is the relation between deformations of singularities and certain groups, generalizing a celebrated construction due to E. Brieskorn, A. Grothendieck and P. Slodowy. This construction was successfully worked out in the case of simple elliptic singularities of degree up to 4. Recently, the construction was extended to degrees 5 and 6, which are not complete intersections.