PIMS - UBC Math Department Colloquium: Burt Totaro

  • Date: 09/14/2018
  • Time: 16:00
Lecturer(s):
Burt Totaro, UCLA
Location: 

University of British Columbia

Topic: 

Birational geometry and algebraic cycles [video]

Description: 

A video of this event is available on mathtube.org.

 

A fundamental problem of algebraic geometry is to determine which algebraic varieties are rational, that is, isomorphic to projective space after removing lower-dimensional subvarieties from both sides. We discuss the history of the problem. Some dramatic progress in the past 5 years uses a new tool in this context: the Chow group of algebraic cycles. 

Other Information: 

Location: ESB 2012

 

Refreshments will be served in ESB 4133 from 3:45 p.m.-4:00 p.m.