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Topological Noetherianity of polynomial functors
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We prove that any finite-degree polynomial functor over an infinite field is topologically Noetherian. This theorem is motivated by the recent resolution, by Ananyan-Hochster, of Stillman’s conjecture; and a recent Noetherianity proof by Derksen-Eggermont-Snowden for the space of cubics. Via work by Erman-Sam-Snowden, our theorem implies Stillman’s conjecture and indeed boundedness of a wider class of invariants of ideals in polynomial rings with a fixed number of generators of prescribed degrees.
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Additional Information
  • Jan Draisma
  • Affiliation: Mathematisches Institut, Universität Bern, Sidlerstrasse 5, 3012 Bern; and Eindhoven University of Technology, P.O. Box 513, 5600 MB, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
  • MR Author ID: 683807
  • ORCID: 0000-0001-7248-8250
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  • Received by editor(s): May 11, 2017
  • Received by editor(s) in revised form: January 10, 2019
  • Published electronically: April 18, 2019
  • Additional Notes: The author was partially supported by the NWO Vici grant entitled Stabilisation in Algebra and Geometry.
  • © Copyright 2019 American Mathematical Society
  • Journal: J. Amer. Math. Soc. 32 (2019), 691-707
  • MSC (2010): Primary 13A50, 13A05
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  • MathSciNet review: 3981986