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2007/2008 EPSRC Symposium on Algebraic Geometry

Workshop on Higher dimensional minimal model program

Wednesday 12th – Wednesday 19th December 2007

Organisers: Alessio Corti, James McKernan and Miles Reid

Programme (subject to adjustments)

Wednesday 12th December 2007 - Talks in Lecture Room B1.01
15:00 Burt Totaro (DPMMS, Cambridge) Moving codimension-one subvarieties over finite fields
16:30 Miles Reid MMP with scaling and surfaces with involutions
18:00 Indian take-away in common room

Thursday 13th December 2007 - Talks in Lecture Room B3.03
09.30 Jarek Buczynski Smooth varieties in PPn with smooth dual
10:30 Coffee in the Mathematics Common Room
11:00 James McKernan Log canonical and beyond
14:00 Vlad Lazic (to be confirmed) Finite generation of Shokurov algebras
15:00 Tea in the Mathematics Common Room
16:00 Kawakita Masayuki On minimal log discrepancies
18:00 Clarendon Arms, Kenilworth (traditional English pub)

Friday 14th December 2007 - Talks in Lecture Room B3.02
10:30 Coffee in the Mathematics Common Room
10:30 Ivan Cheltsov (1) Geometry of 95 Fano 3-fold hypersurfaces
12:00 Florin Ambro On log canonical singularities
14:00 Aleksandr Pukhlikov Birational geometry of Fano fiber spaces (time to be confirmed)
15:00 Tea in the Mathematics Common Room
16:00 Christopher Hacon (1) Finite generation of the canonical ring
17:00 Colloquium refreshments
19:00 Buffet dinner in common room

Saturday 15th December 2007 - Talks in Lecture Room B3.02
11:00 Thomas Eckl Projective complex manifolds with non-positive holomorphic bisectional curvature
12:00 Lunch at Wing Wah
14:30 Ivan Cheltsov (2) Geometry of 95 Fano 3-fold hypersurfaces

Sunday 16th December 2007
Bus trip to Stratford-on-Avon, departing from the Mathematics Institute at 11:00, returning to the
Mathematics Institute at 17:30

Monday 17th December 2007 - Talks in Lecture Room B3.02
10:30 Coffee in the Mathematics Common Room
11:00 James McKernan (2) On the existence of flips
14:00 Nero Budur title TBA
15:00 Tea in the Mathematics Common Room
16:00 Caucher Birkar 4-dimensional minimal models
Dinner at Thai Dusit in Coventry

Tuesday 18th December 2007 - Talks in Lecture Room B3.02
10:30 Coffee in the Mathematics Common Room
10:30 TBA (Shramov/Cheltsov/other)
12:00 Fujino Osamu Theory of non-lc ideal sheaves
14:00 Nikos Tziolas Q-Gorenstein deformations of nonnormal surfaces
15:00 Tea in the Mathematics Common Room
16:00 Christopher Hacon (2) On the existence of flips

Wednesday 19th December 2007 - Talks in Lecture Room B3.02
10:30 Coffee in the Mathematics Common Room
10:30 TBA James McKernan/Caucher Birkar?
12:00 Problem session
14:00 TBA
15:00 Tea in the Mathematics Common Room
16:00 Christopher Hacon (3) On the existence of flips
Dinner