Conference on Birational Geometry

August 21-25, 2017

Simons Foundation
Gerald D. Fischbach Auditorium, 2nd Floor
160 Fifth Avenue at 21st Street
New York, NY 10010

REGISTER HERE
Note: Attendance is by invitation only.
 

Program Committee

For Ivan Cheltsov’s page on the conference, please click here.
 

Participants

Agenda

MONDAY, AUGUST 21
8:00 AM CHECK-IN & BREAKFAST
9:00 AM Caucher Birkar
Recent Progress in Birational Geometry
10:00 AM BREAK
10:30 AM Valery Alexeev
Involution Pairs
11:30 AM BREAK
12:00 PM János Kollár
Moduli of Varieties of General Type
1:00 PM LUNCH
2:00 PM Solar Eclipse Viewing on Simons Foundation Rooftop
3:00 PM BREAK
3:30 PM Joe Waldron
Singularities of General Fibres and the LMMP
4:30 PM DAY ONE CONCLUDES
TUESDAY, AUGUST 22
8:00 AM BREAKFAST
9:00 AM Shigefumi Mori
Extremal Contractions of Dimension Three with Fiber Dimension 1
10:00 AM BREAK
10:30 AM Slava Shokurov a-Invariant Versus 𝒶-Invariant
11:30 AM BREAK
12:00 PM Liana Heuberger
Fano Fourfolds with Small Invariants
1:00 PM LUNCH
2:00 PM Paolo Cascini
Relative Semi-Ampleness in Positive Characteristic
3:00 PM BREAK
3:30 PM Florin Ambro
Weakly Canonical Varieties
4:30 PM DAY TWO CONCLUDES
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 23
8:00 AM BREAKFAST
9:00 AM Ludmil Katzarkov
Differential Equations and Categories
10:00 AM BREAK
10:30 AM Nicolas Addington
Special Cubic 4-Folds and Apolarity
11:30 AM BREAK
12:00 PM Evegeny Shinder
Degeneration of Stable Rationality via the Motivic Nearby Fiber
1:00 PM LUNCH
2:00 PM Chenyang Xu
Volume and Stability of Singularities
3:00 PM BREAK
3:30 PM Jenia Tevelev
Derived Category Moduli of Pointed Curves
4:30 PM DAY THREE CONCLUDES
THURSDAY, AUGUST 24
8:00 AM BREAKFAST
9:00 AM Brendan Hassett
Rationality in Families
10:00 AM BREAK
10:30 AM Jihun Pak
Asymptotic Invariants and K-Stability of Fano Varieties
11:30 AM BREAK
12:00 PM Asher Auel
Serge Fourfold and Sextic Del Pezzo Fibrations
1:00 PM LUNCH
2:00 PM Costya Shramov
Finite Groups of Birational Automorphisms
3:00 PM BREAK
3:30 PM Burt Totaro
Hodge Theory and Representation Theory in Characteristic P
6:30 PM CONFERENCE DINNER @ Tarallucci e Vino
FRIDAY, AUGUST 25
8:00 AM BREAKFAST
9:00 AM Yuri Tschinkel
Homomorphisms of Multiplicative Groups of Fields Preserving Algebraic Dependence
10:00 AM BREAK
10:30 AM François Charles
Remarks on Arithmetic Ampleness
11:30 AM BREAK
12:00 PM Christian Boehning
Unramified Brauer Groups of Fourfold Conic Bundles, Degenerations and Gushel-Mukai Fourfolds
1:00 PM LUNCH
2:00 PM Alena Pirutka
Families of Cubic Threefolds and Integral Hodge Conjecture
3:00 PM BREAK
3:30 PM Jean-Louis Colliot-Thélène
Recent Progress on the Lack of Stable Rationality
4:30 PM MEETING CONCLUDES

Travel

Air and Train

Group A

The foundation will arrange and pay for all air and train travel to the conference for those in Group A. Please provide your travel specifications by clicking the registration link above. If you are unsure of your group, please refer to your invitation sent via email.

Group B

Individuals in Group B will not receive travel support. Please register at the link above so that we are able to capture your dietary requirements. If you are unsure of your group, please refer to your invitation sent via email.

Personal Car

For participants driving to Manhattan, The Roger Hotel offers valet parking. Please note there are no in-and-out privileges when using the hotel’s garage, therefore it is encouraged that participants walk or take public transportation to the Simons Foundation.

Hotel

Group A

Participants in Group A who require accommodations are hosted by the foundation for a maximum of six nights at The Roger hotel:

The Roger New York
131 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10016
(between 30th and 31st Streets)

Any additional nights are at the attendee’s own expense.
To arrange accommodations, please register at the link above.
For driving directions to The Roger, please click here.

Group B

Hotel accommodation for Individuals in Group B will be reimbursed up to $250/night. The foundation will not make reservations on the behalf of participants in Group B. Please register at the link above so that we are able to capture your dietary requirements.

If you are unsure of your group, please refer to your invitation sent via email.

Contacts

Travel Assistance

Christophe Vergnol, Protravel International
christophe.vergnol(replace this with the @ sign)protravelinc.com
646-747-9767

Registration, Hotel and General Meeting Assistance

Meghan Fazzi
Senior Executive Assistant, Simons Foundation
mfazzi(replace this with the @ sign)simonsfoundation.org
(212) 524-6080