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Student Algebraic Geometry

Date:  Friday, October 01, 2021
Location:  2866 East Hall (3:00 PM to 4:00 PM)

Title:  Bend and Break

Abstract:   In this talk, we will sketch Mori's technique to produce rational curves on a Fano variety. This is called Mori's Bend and Break technique and has since become a foundational tool in birational geometry. A remarkable feature of the proof is that relies on reduction to characteristic p. In the talk, we will briefly overview Hom-schemes, reduction to characteristic p and finally the bend and break lemma. Any concept from beyond Math 631 will be defined/ stated clearly


Speaker:  Swaraj Pande
Institution:  UM

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