UCSD Algebraic Geometry Seminar, Spring 2014

Meetings are held on Fridays, 2:30-3:30 pm, in APM 7291.

For titles and abstracts, please see also the mathematics department calendar.

April 4: Jack Huizenga (UIC)
Title: Higher rank interpolation problems and the birational geometry of moduli spaces of sheaves.
April 11: No Seminar, due to WAGS, in Boulder, CO.
April 18: Tyler Kelly (UPenn)
Title: Towards Unifying Toric Mirror Constructions.
April 25: Grace Reyes (Centro de Ciencias Matem√°ticas de la UNAM)
Title: Rank two vector bundles with canonical determinant.
May 2:
SPECIAL DATE: May 7, 4PM: Burt Totaro (UCLA)
Title: Hodge theory for algebraic surfaces with maximal Picard number.
Departmental Colloquium: May 8, 4PM, RM 6402: Burt Totaro (UCLA)
Title: The fundamental group of an algebraic variety, and hyperbolic complex manifolds.
Abstract: It is a mystery which groups can occur as fundamental groups of smooth complex projective varieties. It is conceivable that whenever the fundamental group is infinite, the variety has some "negative curvature" properties. We discuss a result in this direction, in terms of "symmetric differentials". There are interesting open questions even about the special case of compact quotients of the unit ball in C^n. (Joint work with Yohan Brunebarbe and Bruno Klingler.)
May 16: Michael McQuillan (Università di Roma Tor Vergata/IHES)
Title: 2-Galois theory.
May 23: Roberto Svaldi (MIT)
Title: On Fano varieties appearing as fibers of a Mori fiber space.
May 30: No Seminar
June 6: Nicola Tarasca (Utah)
Title: Double total ramifications for curves of genus 2.
June 13: No Seminar

Organizers: Elham Izadi, James McKernan and Dragos Oprea

This seminar is supported in part by grants from the NSF. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

Past quarters: Fall 2013 , Winter 2014 .

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