Derived Categories and Their Applications to Birational Geometry

Department of Mathematics

at Stony Brook University

4th Biannual Stony Brook Mini-School in Geometry

Monday, April 6, 2015

Aimed at graduate students and postdocs in geometry, the mini school will present an introduction to recent applications of derived categories in birational geometry. No previous exposure to the subject will be assumed.
The school takes place right before the conference New Techniques in Birational Geometry.


All lectures will take place at Simons Center for geometry and physics, room 102.

Please register here

(deadline March 27).

(no need to register again if you already registered on the conference website)

10.00-11.15 Review of birational geometry Christian Schnell
(Stony Brook)
11.15-11.45Coffee break
11.45-1.00Introduction to derived categories Emanuele Macri
2.30-3.30Derived categories and birational geometry I Alexander Kuznetsov
3.30-4.00Coffee break
4.00-5.00Derived categories and birational geometry II Alexander Kuznetsov

How to get here

Directions to Stony Brook and the location of Mathematics department.
If you are driving, please park in a faculty/staff lot, and obtain a visitor permit from the registration desk inside Simons Center.
LIRR train schedule. We recommend the train departing Penn Station at 7.49 am, with a connection at Jamaica at 8.19am, arriving at Stony Brook at 9.43am.


Lunch and coffee will be provided and we will defray modest travel costs (trains or carpooling) for non-local participants.
To help us process reimbursement, please pool your expenses by asking one person in a group to buy round-trip tickets for everybody, and give us one receipt for reimbursement (with the names of the others), etc.
The lunch and coffee will be subsidized for local participants.
Organized by Samuel Grushevsky, Radu Laza, Robert Lazarsfeld, Christian Schnell, Jason Starr, Claire Voisin.

Stony Brook Algebraic Geometry portal

Supported by the NSF and Stony Brook Algebraic Geometry Fund