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Homological Mirror Symmetry and Birational Geometry

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Speaker: Ludmil Katzarkov, University California Irvine, U of M
Location: 1147 MSB
Start time: Mon, Feb 13 2006, 4:10PM

In this talk we will introduce Homological Mirror Symmetry (HMS). After considering some examples we will demonstrate how can HMS be used in solving classical problems in Algebraic Geometry - nonrationality of conic bundles and nonrationality of four dimensional cubic.