Fall 2017. Surface singularities

This semester the reading seminar will study surface singularities in algebraic geometry, including resolutions and deformations.

The seminar will consist of introductory talks by faculty followed by talks by graduate students. We will attempt to make the seminar accessible to everyone.

The seminar will meet on Monday afternoons, 3:00--4:00PM in LGRT 1114.

9/8. Organizational meeting, 4:30PM, LGRT 1634.

9/18. Paul Hacking.

9/25. Jenia Tevelev.

10/2. Jenia Tevelev.

10/9. No seminar (Columbus day).

10/16. Eduardo Cattani.

10/23. Luca Schaffler.

10/30. Arie Stern Gonzalez.

11/6. Sebastian Torres.

11/13. Angelica Simonetti.

11/20. No seminar (Thanksgiving).

11/27. Jennifer Li.

12/4. Yu Fu.

12/11. Max Hully.

[A76] M. Artin,

[D79] A. Durfee,

[G84] Topics in transcendental algebraic geometry. Edited by Phillip Griffiths. Ann. of Math. Stud. 106, P.U.P., 1984.

[GHK15] M. Gross, P. Hacking, and S. Keel, Mirror symmetry for log Calabi-Yau surfaces I, Publ. Math. Inst. Hautes Études Sci. 122 (2015), 65--168.

[I12] N. Ilten,

[K07] J. Kollár,

[KM98] J. Kollár and S. Mori,

[KSB88] J. Kollár and N. Shepherd-Barron,

[L75] J. Lipman,

[L81] E. Looijenga, Rational surfaces with an anticanonical cycle, Ann. of Math. (2) 114 (1981), no. 2, 267--322.

[M61] D. Mumford,

[RU] J. Rana and G. Urzúa,

[R] M. Reid,

[R97] M. Reid,

Links to the seminar from previous semesters.

Birational geometry, Spring 2016.

Algebraic surfaces, Fall 2016.

Fano varieties, Fall 2015

The Hitchin system, character varieties, and related topics, Spring 2015

Holomorphic symplectic varieties and Hyperkahler manifolds, Fall 2014

Syzygies, Spring 2014

Toric varieties, Fall 2013

Derived categories in algebraic geometry, Spring 2013

Deformation theory, Fall 2012

Curves, K3 surfaces, and Fano 3-folds, Spring 2012

Topics in algebraic geometry, Fall 2011

Surfaces of general type, Spring 2011

Algebraic surfaces, Fall 2010.

Stability conditions on derived categories and wall crossing, Spring 2010

Mirror symmetry and tropical geometry, Fall 2009

Deformation theory, Fall 2008

Green's Conjectures, Spring 2008

Bridgeland Stability, Fall 2007.

Minimal Model Program, Spring 2007

Commutative Algebra and Polyhedra Seminar, Spring 2006.

Geometry and Algebra of Polyhedra Seminar, Fall 2005.

Commutative Algebra Seminar, 2004-2005