COMPLEX ALGEBRAIC GEOMETRY | |

Topic: | Minimal Model Program in Dimensions 4 and 5 |

Speaker: | Valery Alexeev |

Affiliation: | University of Georgia |

Date: | Wednesday, October 4 |

Time/Room: | 11:00am - 12:00pm/S-101 |

Main conjectures of (log) MMP are: A) existence of flips, B) termination of flips, and C) finite generation, all of which were settled by 1992 in dim 3 by Mori, Shokurov, Kawamata, Koll\'ar et al. In dim 4, A was done by 2005 due to Shokurov and Hacon-McKernan. I will explain the following new results: B in dim 4 under a mild assumption, A and C in dim 5 in general. This is a joint work with Hacon and Kawamata.