NT&AG: Gaku Liu (Max Planck Institute of Mathematics), "Semistable reduction in characteristic 0"

We address the semistable reduction conjecture of Abramovich and Karu: we prove that every surjective morphism of complex projective varieties can be modified to a semistable one. The key ingredient is a combinatorial result on triangulating lattice Cayley polytopes. Joint work with Karim Adiprasito and Michael Temkin. The lecture consists of two parts: first 30 minutes an algebra-geometric introduction by Michael Temkin, and then a one hour talk by Gaku Liu about the key combinatorial result.

Date: 

Mon, 19/11/2018 - 14:30 to 16:00

Location: 

Room 70A, Ross Building, Jerusalem, Israel