Algebraic Geometry Seminar

Around the uniform rationality

Speaker: Ilya Karzhemanov, Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology

Location: Warren Weaver Hall 317

Date: Tuesday, November 5, 2019, 3:30 p.m.


We prove that there exist rational but not uniformly rational
smooth algebraic varieties. The proof is based on computing a certain 
numerical obstruction developed in the case of
compactifications of affine spaces. We show that for some particular 
compactifications this obstruction behaves differently
compared to the uniformly rational situation.