3.30 pm, Seminar Hall HilbertKunz Density Function and HilbertKunz Multiplicity Vijaylaxmi Trivedi TIFR, Mumbai. 200416 Abstract In this talk we recall a wellstudied char p invariant HilbertKunz multiplicity, e_{HK}(R,I), for a local ring/standard graded ring R with respect to an mprimary/graded ideal of finite colength I. This could be considered as an analogue of HilbertSamuel function and Hilbert Samuel multiplicity (but specific to characteristic p > 0). We give a brief survey of some of the results on this invariant and try to convey why e_{HK} is a âbetterâ and a âworseâ invariant than Hilbert Samuel multiplicity of a ring. In the graded case (based on the recent work), for a pair (R,I) we introduce a new invariant, the HilbertKunz density function, which is a limit of a uniformly convergent sequence of real valued compactly supported, piecewise linear and continous functions. We express e_{HK}(R,I) as an integral of this function. We prove that this function (unlike e_{HK}) satisfies a multiplication formula for the Segre product of rings. As a consequence some known result for e_{HK} of rings hold for e_{HK} of their Segre products. We discuss a few other applications of this function, like asymptotic behaviour of e_{HK}(R,I^k) as k > \infty, e_{HK} of the Segre product of rings and a possible approach for eHK in characteristic 0.
