Pinsky Lecture Series

Title: Varieties of general type with small volume
Speaker: Burt Totaro
Speaker Info: UCLA
Brief Description:
Special Note:

In trying to classify algebraic varieties, the fundamental invariant is the "volume", generalizing the genus of a curve. In higher dimensions, the volume need not be an integer, and so it is a fascinating challenge to construct varieties with the smallest possible positive volume. These can be considered the varieties that are hardest to find. (Joint work with Louis Esser and Chengxi Wang.)
Date: Wednesday, April 06, 2022
Time: 04:00pm
Where: Lunt 105
Contact Person: Ben Weinkove
Contact email: weinkove@math.northwestern.edu
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