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Mathematical Sciences Colloquium by Joseph Waldron
Tuesday, Feb. 4
2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Location: JSOM 1.516

Joseph Waldron

Princeton University

Birational geometry in positive characteristic 

Birational geometry aims to classify algebraic varieties, which are the solution sets of polynomial equations.  This is conjecturally accomplished via a process called the log minimal model program, which should decompose a given variety into certain elementary building blocks which may then be studied in more detail.  The program is now very well developed for varieties over fields of characteristic zero, but many of the most important proof techniques break down outside that situation.   In this talk, I will give an overview of the main aims of the program, and then focus on recent progress in the classification of varieties defined over fields of positive characteristic.

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John Zweck, 972-883-6699
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