MPS Conference on Higher Dimensional Geometry, October 2022

Date & Time


Conference Organizers:
Paolo Cascini, Imperial College
Ivan Cheltsov, University of Edinburgh
James McKernan, USCD
Chenyang Xu, Princeton University

  • Agendaplus--large

    MONDAY, OCTOBER 24

    8:30 AMCHECK-IN & BREAKFAST
    9:30 AMYuri Tschinkel | Equivariant birational geometry
    10:30 AMBREAK
    11:00 AMBrendan Hassett | Derived equivalence, rational points, and automorphisms of K3 surfaces
    12:00 PMLUNCH
    1:00 PMJun-Muk Hwang | Natural distributions on the spaces of lines covering smooth hypersurfaces
    2:00 PMBREAK
    2:30 PMGiulia Saccà
    3:30 PMBREAK
    4:00 PMPoster Session
    5:00 PMDAY ONE CONCLUDES

    TUESDAY, OCTOBER 25

    8:30 AMCHECK-IN & BREAKFAST
    9:30 AMYujiro Kawamata | Deformations over non-commutative base
    10:30 AMBREAK
    11:00 AMChristopher Hacon
    12:00 PMLUNCH
    1:00 PMAlena Pirutka
    2:00 PMBREAK
    2:30 PMDan Abramovich | The Chow ring of a weighted projective bundle and of a weighted blowup
    3:30 PMBREAK
    4:00 PMPaul Hacking | Mirror symmetry for Q-Fano 3-folds
    5:00 PMDAY TWO CONCLUDES

    WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26

    8:30 AMCHECK-IN & BREAKFAST
    9:30 AMCinzia Casagrande | Fano manifolds with Lefschetz defect 3
    10:30 AMBREAK
    11:00 AMLawrence Ein
    12:00 PMLUNCH
    1:00 PMKatya Amerik | On algebraically coisotropic submanifolds
    2:00 PMDAY THREE CONCLUDES

    THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27

    8:30 AMCHECK-IN & BREAKFAST
    9:30 AMCarolina Araujo | Birational geometry of Calabi-Yau pairs
    10:30 AMBREAK
    11:00 AMTommaso de Fernex
    12:00 PMLUNCH
    1:00 PMJungkai Chen
    2:00 PMBREAK
    2:30 PMKento Fujita | The Calabi problem for Fano threefolds
    3:30 PMBREAK
    4:00 PMKarl Schwede | Perfectoid signature and an application to étale fundamental groups
    5:00 PMDAY FOUR CONCLUDES

    FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28

    8:30 AMCHECK-IN & BREAKFAST
    9:30 AMMattias Jonsson | Divisorial stability: openness and cscK metrics
    10:30 AMBREAK
    11:00 AMJorge Pereira
    12:00 PMLUNCH
    1:00 PMValery Alexeev | Mirror symmetric compactifications of moduli spaces of K3 surfaces with a nonsymplectic involution
    2:00 PMMEETING CONCLUDES
  • Abstractsplus--large

    Dan Abramovich
    The Chow ring of a weighted projective bundle and of a weighted blowup

    Abstract: This is a report on work of Brown PhD students Veronica Arena and Stephen Obinna.
    The Chow groups of a blowup of a smooth variety along a smooth subvariety is described in Fulton’s book using Grothendieck’s “key formula”, involving the Chow groups of the blown up variety, the center of blowup, and the Chern classes of its normal bundle. If interested in weighted blowups, one expects everything to generalize directly. This is in hindsight correct, except that at every turn there is an interesting and delightful surprise, shedding light on the original formulas for usual blowups, especially when one wants to pin down the integral Chow ring of a stack theoretic weighted blowup.
     

    Valery Alexeev
    Mirror symmetric compactifications of moduli spaces of K3 surfaces with a nonsymplectic involution

    Abstract: There are 75 moduli spaces F_S of K3 surfaces with a nonsymplectic involution. We give a detailed description of Kulikov models for each of them. In the 50 cases when the fixed locus of the involution has a component C of genus g>1, we identify normalizations of the KSBA compactifications of F_S, using the stable pairs (X,\epsilon C), with explicit semitoroidal compactifications of F_S. This is a joint work with Philip Engel.
     

    Ekaterina Amerik
    On algebraically coisotropic submanifolds

    Abstract: This is a joint work with F. Campana. Recall that a submanifold \(X\) in a holomorphic symplectic manifold \(M\) is said to be coisotropic if the corank of the restriction of the holomorphic symplectic form \(s\) is maximal possible, that is equal to the codimension of \(X\). In particular a hypersurface is always coisotropic. The kernel of the restriction of \(s\) defines a foliation on \(X\); if it is a fibration, \(X\) is said to be algebraically coisotropic. A few years ago we proved that a non-uniruled algebraically coisotropic hypersurface \(X\subset M\) is a finite etale quotient of \(C\times Y\subset S\times Y\), where \(C\subset S\) is a curve in a holomorphic symplectic surface, and \(Y\) is arbitrary holomorphic symplectic. We prove some partial results on the higher-codimensional analogue of this, with emphasis on the (easy) abelian case. The key point, like in our earlier work, is the isotriviality of the fibration.
     

    Carolina Araujo
    Birational geometry of Calabi-Yau pairs

    Abstract: Consider the following problem, posed by Gizatullin: “Which automorphisms of a smooth quartic K3 surface in \(\mathbb{P}^3\) are induced by Cremona transformations of the ambient space?” When \(S\subset \mathbb{P}^3\) is a smooth quartic surface, the pair \((\mathbb{P}^3,S)\) is an example of a Calabi-Yau pair, that is, a mildly singular pair \((X,D)\) consisting of a normal projective variety \(X\) and an effective Weil divisor \(D\) on \(X\) such that \(K_X+D\sim 0\). In this talk, I will explain a general framework to study the birational geometry of Calabi-Yau pairs. This is a joint work with Alessio Corti and Alex Massarenti.
     

    Cinzia Casagrande
    Fano manifolds with Lefschetz defect 3

    Abstract: We will talk about a structure result for some (smooth, complex) Fano varieties X, which depends on the Lefschetz defect delta(X), an invariant of X defined as follows. Consider a prime divisor D in X and the restriction r:H^2(X,R)->H^2(D,R). Then delta(X) is the maximal dimension of ker(r), where D varies among all prime divisors in X. If delta(X)>3, then X is isomorphic to a product SxT, where S is a surface. When delta(X)=3, X does not need to be a product, but we will see that it still has a very explicit structure. More precisely, there exists a smooth Fano variety T with dim T=dim X-2 such that X is obtained from T with two possible explicit constructions; in both cases there is a P^2-bundle Z over T such that X is the blow-up of Z along three pairwise disjoint smooth, irreducible, codimension 2 subvarieties. This structure theorem allows to complete the classification of Fano 4-folds with Lefschetz defect at least 3. This is a joint work with Eleonora Romano and Saverio Secci.
     

    Kento Fujita
    The Calabi problem for Fano threefolds

    Abstract: There are 105 irreducible families of smooth Fano threefolds, which have been classified by Iskovskikh, Mori and Mukai. For each family, we determine whether its general member admits a Kaehler-Einstein metric or not.
    This is a joint work with Carolina Araujo, Ana-Maria Castravet, Ivan Cheltsov, Anne-Sophie Kaloghiros, Jesus Martinez-Garcia, Constantin Shramov, Hendrik Suess and Nivedita Viswanathan.
     

    Paul Hacking
    Mirror symmetry for Q-Fano 3-folds

    Abstract: This is a report on work in progress with my student Cristian Rodriguez. The mirror of a Q-Fano 3-fold of Picard rank 1 is a rigid K3 fibration over A^1 such that the total space is log Calabi-Yau and some power of the monodromy at infinity is maximally unipotent. We will explain this assertion in terms of the Strominger–Yau–Zaslow and homological mirror symmetry conjectures, and describe the correspondence explicitly for hypersurfaces in weighted projective space. The singularities of the K3 fibration are related to the Kuznetsov decomposition of the derived category of the Q-Fano via homological mirror symmetry.
     

    Brendan Hassett
    Derived equivalence, rational points, and automorphisms of K3 surfaces

    Abstract: Given K3 surfaces that are derived equivalent over a field k, how are their k-rational points related? We consider this question over k=C((t)), especially for isotrivial families, where we show that the existence of rational points is a derived invariant. This program naturally leads to questions on cyclic group actions on K3 surfaces under various equivalence relations. (Joint with Tschinkel).
     

    Jun-Muk Hwang
    Natural distributions on the spaces of lines covering smooth hypersurfaces

    Abstract: The space of minimal rational curves on a uniruled projective manifold has a natural distribution. The growth vector of this distribution is its simplest numerical invariant, but often not easy to determine. As an example, we consider the case of the space of lines covering a smooth hypersurface in the complex projective space. We discuss a joint work with Qifeng Li, where this growth vector is determined for a general hypersurface of dimension 5 and degree 4.
     

    Mattias Jonsson
    Divisorial stability: openness and cscK metrics

    Abstract: A version of the Yau–Tian–Donaldson conjecture states that a polarized complex manifold admits a constant scalar curvature Kähler (cscK) metric in the given cohomology class iff it is a stable in a suitable sense. Chi Li defined a stability notion using filtrations on the section ring, and proved that this notion implies the existence of a cscK metric. I will report on joint work with Boucksom, where we show that Li’s notion is equivalent to a notion that we call divisorial stability, and which is defined in terms of finite subsets of divisorial valuations. This notion has the advantage of being defined for arbitrary ample numerical classes, and we show that divisorial stability is an open condition on the ample cone.
     

    Yujiro Kawamata
    Deformations over non-commutative base

    Abstract: We consider deformations over non-commutative base space instead of the usual commutative base. Then there are more deformations which give more information. NC deformation theory works for sheaves on varieties as well as varieties themselves. NC deformations of flopping curves on 3-folds considered by Donovan-Wemyss give Gopakumar-Vafa invariants. NC deformations on surfaces with quotient singularities give Hacking’s vector bundles under Koll\’ar-Shepherd-Barron’s Q-Gorenstein smoothing.
     

    Karl Schwede
    Perfectoid signature and an application to étale fundamental groups

    Abstract: In characteristic p > 0 commutative algebra, the F-signature measures how close a strongly F-regular ring is from being non-singular.Here F-regular singularities are a characteristic p > 0 analog of klt singularities. In this talk, using the perfectoidization of Bhatt-Scholze, we will introduce a mixed characteristic analog of F-signature. As an application, we show it can be used to provide an explicit upper bound on the size of the étale fundamental group of the regular locus of a BCM-regular singularities (related to results of Xu, Braun, Carvajal-Rojas, Tucker and others in characteristic zero and characteristic p). BCM-regular singularities can be thought of as a mixed characteristic analog of klt and F-regular singularities. This is joint work with Hanlin Cai, Seungsu Lee, Linquan Ma and Kevin Tucker.
     

    Yuri Tschinkel
    Equivariant birational geometry

    Abstract: I will present some new results and constructions in higher-dimensional equivariant birational geometry (joint with B. Hassett and A. Kresch).

  • Accommodationsplus--large

    Group A – PIs & Speakers
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