Algebraic Geometry Seminar

Title: Mini-course on stable rationality II
Speaker: Roya Beheshti Zavareh
Speaker Info: Washington Univ. St. Louis
Brief Description:

These lectures are on some recent advances in the study of stable rationality of varieties. After reviewing the classical exam of Artin and Mumford, I will talk about the specialization methods of Voisin and Colliot-Thelene/Pirutka which were used to give new examples of varieties which are not stably rational. I will also talk about unramified cohomology and rationality in families, and time permitting, discuss the result of Hassett-Pirutka-Tschinkel proving rationality is not deformation invariant.
Date: Thursday, March 02, 2017
Time: 1:00pm
Where: Lunt 102
Contact Person: Mihnea Popa
Contact email: mpopa@math.northwestern.edu
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