School on Birational Geometry of Hypersurfaces

Palazzo Feltrinelli - Gargnano del Garda (Italy)

March 19–23, 2018

Palazzo Feltrinelli, Photo by Luigi Falciola


Jean-Louis Colliot-Thélène
Université Paris-Sud

Daniel Huybrechts
Universität Bonn

Emanuele Macrì
Northeastern University

Claire Voisin
Collège de France

Aim of this school:

This school focuses on questions about the birational geometry of hypersurfaces, for example whether a given (cubic) hypersurface is (stably) rational. As these classical questions are very hard and difficult to answer, they attracted a lot of attention and served as a benchmark for new techniques. We want to mention here applications of Hodge theory, deformation theory, Chow-theoretic approaches like the decomposition of the diagonal, unramified cohomology and also homological approaches like the K3 category of a cubic fourfold or Bridgeland stability.
At this school some of these new techniques and their applications are presented.
The target audience are young post-docs and PhD students in algebraic geometry.


Andreas Hochenegger
Università degli Studi di Milano

Manfred Lehn
Gutenberg Universität Mainz

Paolo Stellari
Università degli Studi di Milano

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