Number Theory & Algebraic Geometry

  • 2019 May 27

    NT & AG Seminar "A dream desingularization algorithm", Michael Temkin

    2:30pm to 3:30pm

    Abstract: Any birational geometer would agree that the best algorithm for resolution of singularities should run by defining a simple invariant of the singularity and iteratively blowing up its maximality locus. The only problem is that already the famous example of Whitney umbrella shows that this is impossible, and all methods following Hironaka had to use some history and resulted in more complicated algorithms. Nevertheless, in a recent work with Abramovich and Wlodarczyk we did construct such an algorithm, and an independent description of a similar