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SUMMARY:ICTP Colloquium on The Birational Classification of Algebraic Vari
eties
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20181130T133000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20181130T150000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20190217T035814Z
UID:indico-event-8742@ictp.it
DESCRIPTION:Shigefumi Mori attended Kyoto University from where he receive
d his B.A. in 1973\, M.A. in 1975\, and doctorate in 1978. He was visitin
g professor at Harvard during 1977-1980\, at the Institute for Advanced St
udies from 1981-82\, at Columbia University from 1985-87\, and the Univers
ity of Utah for several periods.\nMori research focuses on the birational
geometry of algebraic varieties. One of his main results is the 3-dimensio
nal flip theorem\, which established the 3-dimensional birational classifi
cation theory based on the work of M. Reid\, X. Benveniste\, Y. Kawamata\,
V. Shokurov\, J. Kollár\, Y. Miyaoka and others. He is currently interes
ted in a fine classification of certain threefold structures\, including f
lips\, divisorial contractions\, and Q-conic bundles. \n\nMori was awarded
a Fields Medal at the 1990 International Congress in Kyoto in Japan. Mori
is also President of the International Mathematical Union (IMU) until the
end of 2018.\n\nAbstract: \nIn my talk I will present my personal views o
n the area around my research\; I have been studying algebraic varieties t
hrough rational curves on them. After I encountered a notion called an ext
remal ray\, I became attracted to the biregular classification of special
varieties\, the minimal model program\, and furthermore to a general theor
y of higher dimensional birational classification. I will present them tou
ching some of the recent developments to a wider audience including algebr
aic geometers.\n\nThe colloquium will be livestreamed from the ICTP websit
e. Light refreshments will be served after the event.\n\nhttp://indico.ict
p.it/event/8742/
LOCATION:ICTP Leonardo Building - Budinich Lecture Hall
URL:http://indico.ictp.it/event/8742/
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