SFU Number Theory and Algebraic Geometry Seminar: Andrea Petracci

  • Date: 11/02/2023
  • Time: 15:30
Andrea Petracci, Bologna

Simon Fraser University


Moduli spaces of Fano varieties can be singular


Fano varieties are projective algebraic variety with “positive curvature”. Recently, using the notion of K-stability which originates in differential geometry, projective moduli spaces for Fano varieties have been constructed. In this talk I will show how to use polytopes and toric geometry (which is the study of certain algebraic varieties constructed in a combinatorial fashion) to produce singular points on these moduli spaces of Fano varieties. The talk is based on joint work with Anne-Sophie Kaloghiros.

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Time: 3.30pm Pacific 

Location: SFU K9509 & Online. Register for link