Singular Fano Varietes

Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 12:00

427 Thackeray Hall

Speaker Information
Alexander Borisov

Abstract or Additional Information

One of the Fields Medals this year went to Caucher Birkar for his birational geometry work, that included in particular a proof of so-called Borisov-Alexeev-Borisov conjecture. This conjecture was proposed independently by me and Valery Alexeev around 1993. I will give a short introduction to the subject, to state the BAB conjecture (now Birkar's Theorem) and discuss some related results and open questions.