Methods and Applications of Analysis

Volume 24 (2017)

Number 1

Special issue dedicated to Henry B. Laufer on the occasion of his 70th birthday: Part 1

Guest Editors: Stephen S.-T. Yau (Tsinghua University, China); Gert-Martin Greuel (University of Kaiserslautern, Germany); Jonathan Wahl (University of North Carolina, USA); Rong Du (East China Normal University, China); Yun Gao (Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China); and Huaiqing Zuo (Tsinghua University, China)

On a relative form of Verdier specialization

Pages: 33 – 43



James Fullwood (Department of Mathematics, University of Hong Kong)

Dongxu Wang (Department of Mathematics, Dongbei University of Finance and Economics, Dalian, Liaoning, China)


We prove a relative form of Verdier’s specialization formula, and apply it to derive a Chern class identity predicted by string dualities.


projective bundles, Chow rings, characteristic classes, intersection theory

2010 Mathematics Subject Classification

14C15, 14C17

Received 25 March 2016

Published 18 August 2017