Universal spaces for birational invariants

Princeton University Mathematics Department Colloquium
Topic:Universal spaces for birational invariants
Speaker:Yuri Tschinkel
Affiliation:New York University
Date:Wednesday, February 12
Time/Room:4:30pm - 5:30pm/Fine 314, Princeton University

Anabelian geometry techniques allow the construction of explicit universal spaces which capture birational properties of algebraic varieties. I will describe this theory and its applications (joint with F. Bogomolov).