On the classification of algebraic varieties
Speaker: Professor S. Mori (Fields Medalist, President of the IMU)

Time: 10h15, Friday, November 17, 2017
Venue: Grand Hall, Building A6, Institute of Mathematics, VAST, 18 Hoang Quoc Viet, Cau Giay, Ha Noi.
Abstract: In my talk I will present my personal views on the area around my research; I have been studying algebraic varieties through rational curves on them. I was first interested in a special problem called the Hartshorne Conjecture, and when I solved it I encountered a notion called an extremal ray as a biproduct, through which I got attracted to the biregular classification and the minimal model program, and furthermore to a general theory of higher dimensional birational classification. I will present them to a wider audience including algebraic geometers.


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