3:00 p.m., Monday (April 18, 2005)

West Mall Annex 110 (PIMS Facility)

R. Sujatha
Tata Institute of Fundamental Research

Birational Geometry and localisation

Abstract: This talk will focus on the study of birational geometry via localisation of categories as a prelude to the study of birational motives. We shall outline various categorical constructions and prove that the notion of R-equivalence introduced by Manin is in a certain sense universal for the property of being a stable birational invariant.

Refreshments will be served at 2:45 p.m. in the PIMS 1st floor lounge.

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