# Valentina KiritchenkoNational Research University Higher School of Economics | HSE · Faculty of Mathematics

Valentina Kiritchenko

PhD

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Introduction

Current research interests: spherical varieties, theory of Newton polytopes and Okounkov bodies, Schubert calculus, algebraic cobordism.

Additional affiliations

September 2009 - present

September 2008 - August 2009

November 2007 - August 2008

Education

September 2001 - August 2004

September 1996 - August 2001

**Independent University of Moscow**

Field of study

- Mathematics

## Publications

Publications (27)

Quadratic residue patterns modulo a prime are studied since 19th century. We state the last unpublished result of Lydia Goncharova, reformulate it and prior results in terms of algebraic geometry, and prove it. The core of this theorem is an unexpected relation between the number of points on a K3 surface and that on a CM elliptic curve.

We construct simple geometric operations on faces of the Cayley sum of two polytopes. These operations can be thought of as convex geometric counterparts of divided difference operators in Schubert calculus. We show that these operations give a uniform construction of Knutson-Miller mitosis (in type A) and (simplified) Fujita mitosis (in type C) on...

A Newton–Okounkov polytope of a complete flag variety can be turned into a convex geometric model for Schubert calculus. Namely, we can represent Schubert cycles by linear combinations of faces of the polytope so that the intersection product of cycles corresponds to the set-theoretic intersection of faces (whenever the latter are transverse). We e...

A classical result of Schubert calculus is an inductive description of Schubert cycles using divided difference (or push–pull) operators in Chow rings. We define convex geometric analogs of push–pull operators and describe their applications to the theory of Newton–Okounkov convex bodies. Convex geometric push–pull operators yield an inductive cons...

A classical result of Schubert calculus is an inductive description of Schubert cycles using divided difference (or push-pull) operators in Chow rings. We define convex geometric analogs of push-pull operators and describe their applications to the theory of Newton-Okounkov convex bodies. Convex geometric push-pull operators yield an inductive cons...

For classical groups \(SL_n(\mathbb {C})\), \(SO_n(\mathbb {C})\) and \(Sp_{2n}(\mathbb {C})\), we define uniformly geometric valuations on the corresponding complete flag varieties. The valuation in every type comes from a natural coordinate system on the open Schubert cell, and is combinatorially related to the Gelfand–Zetlin pattern in the same...

For classical groups SL(n), SO(n) and Sp(2n), we define uniformly geometric valuations on the corresponding complete flag varieties. The valuation in every type comes from a natural coordinate system on the open Schubert cell and is combinatorially related to the Gelfand-Zetlin pattern in the same type. In types A and C, we identify the correspondi...

A Newton-Okounkov polytope of a complete flag variety can be turned into a convex geometric model for Schubert calculus. Namely, we can represent Schubert cycles by linear combinations of faces of the polytope so that the intersection product of cycles corresponds to the set-theoretic intersection of faces (whenever the latter are transverse). We e...

We compute the Newton--Okounkov bodies of line bundles on a Bott--Samelson resolution of the complete flag variety of $GL_n$ for a geometric valuation coming from a flag of translated Schubert subvarieties. The Bott--Samelson resolution corresponds to the decomposition $(s_1)(s_2s_1)(s_3s_2s_1)(\ldots)(s_{n-1}\ldots s_1)$ of the longest element in...

We compute the Newton--Okounkov bodies of line bundles on the complete flag
variety of GL_n for a geometric valuation coming from a flag of translated
Schubert subvarieties. The Schubert subvarieties correspond to the terminal
subwords in the decomposition (s_1)(s_2s_1)(s_3s_2s_1)(...)(s_{n-1}...s_1) of
the longest element in the Weyl group. The re...

Given a spherical homogeneous space G/H of minimal rank, we provide a simple procedure to describe its embeddings as varieties with torus action in terms of divisorial fans.
The torus in question is obtained as the identity component of the quotient group N/H, where N is the normalizer of H in G. The resulting Chow quotient is equal to (a blowup of...

In this snapshot, we will consider the problem of finding the number of solutions to a given system of polynomial equations. This question leads to the theory of Newton polytopes and Newton-Okounkov bodies of which we will give a basic notion.

We describe an elementary convex geometric algorithm for realizing Schubert cycles in complete flag varieties by unions of faces of polytopes. For GLn and Gelfand-Zetlin polytopes, combinatorics of this algorithm coincides with that of the mitosis on pipe dreams introduced by Knutson and Miller. For Sp4 and a Newton-Okounkov polytope of the symplec...

These notes have grown out of the graduate mini-course that I taught in Jacobs University Bremen in 2008. The following topics are covered: intersection indices of subvarieties, degree of affine and projective varieties, divisors, self-intersection index of a divisor; Bezout theorem for projective spaces and for toric varieties; intersection produc...

We define convex-geometric counterparts of divided difference (or Demazure)
operators from the Schubert calculus and representation theory. These operators
are used to construct inductively polytopes that capture Demazure characters of
representations of reductive groups. In particular, Gelfand-Zetlin polytopes
and twisted cubes of Grossberg-Karsho...

We obtain an explicit presentation of the equivariant cobordism ring of a
complete flag variety. An immediate corollary is a Borel presentation of the
ordinary cobordism ring. Another application is an equivariant Schubert
calculus in cobordism. We also describe the rational cobordism rings of
wonderful symmetric varieties of minimal rank.

We discuss the problem of counting vertices in Gelfand--Zetlin polytopes. Namely, we deduce a partial differential equation with constant coefficients on the exponential generating function for these numbers. For some particular classes of Gelfand-Zetlin polytopes, the number of vertices can be given by explicit formulas.

We describe a new approach to the Schubert calculus on complete flag
varieties using the volume polynomial associated with Gelfand-Zetlin polytopes.
This approach allows us to compute the intersection products of Schubert cycles
by intersecting faces of a polytope.

We discuss the problem of counting vertices in Gelfand-Zetlin polytopes.
Namely, we deduce a partial differential equation with constant coefficients on
the exponential generating function for these numbers. For some particular
classes of Gelfand-Zetlin polytopes, the number of vertices can be given by
explicit formulas.

We establish a Schubert calculus for Bott-Samelson resolutions in the algebraic cobordism ring of a complete flag variety G/B. Comment: 27 pages, Appendix added, slightly abridged version to appear in Crelle

I construct a correspondence between the Schubert cycles on the variety of complete flags in ℂn and some faces of the Gelfand–Zetlin polytope associated with the irreducible representation of SLn(ℂ) with a strictly dominant highest weight. The construction is motivated by the geometric presentation of Schubert cells using
Demazure modules due to Be...

I will present an explicit formula for the intersection indices of the Chern classes of an arbitrary reductive group with hypersurfaces. This formula has the following applications. First, it allows to compute explicitly the Euler characteristic of complete intersections in reductive groups. Second, for any regular compactification of a reductive g...

In this paper, I construct noncompact analogs of the Chern classes for equivariant vector bundles over complex reductive groups. For the tangent bundle, these Chern classes yield an adjunction formula for the (topological) Euler characteristic of complete intersections in reductive groups. In the case where a complete intersection is a curve, this...

We prove an analog of the Gauss-Bonnet formula for constructible sheaves on reductive groups. As a corollary from this formula we get that if a perverse sheaf on a reductive group is equivariant under the adjoint action, then its Euler characteristic is nonnegative.