The Fano variety of lines and rationality problem for a cubic hypersurface

Topology of Algebraic Varieties
Topic:The Fano variety of lines and rationality problem for a cubic hypersurface
Speaker:Lev Borisov
Affiliation:Rutgers University
Date:Tuesday, September 30
Time/Room:11:00am - 12:30pm/Physics Library, Bloomberg Hall 201

The relevant preprints are: arXiv:1405.5154 "The Fano variety of lines and rationality problem for a cubic hypersurface", Sergey Galkin, Evgeny Shinder arXiv:1405.4902 "On two rationality conjectures for cubic fourfolds", Nicolas Addington