Logarithmic resolution of singularities
Michael Temkin (HUJI)
Abstract: I will talk about a recent series of works with Abramovich and Wlodarczyk, where a logarithmic analogue of the classical resolution of singularities of schemes in characteristic zero is constructed. Already for usual schemes, the logarithmic algorithm is faster and more functorial, though as a price one has to work with log smooth ambient orbifolds rather than smooth ambient manifolds. But the main achievement is that essentially the same algorithm resolves log schemes and even morphisms of log schemes, yielding a major generalization of various semistable reduction theorems.
Audience: researchers in the topic
Comments: The synchronous discussion for Michael Temkin’s talk is taking place not in zoom-chat, but at tinyurl.com/2021-04-23-mt (and will be deleted after ~3-7 days).
Stanford algebraic geometry seminar
Series comments: The seminar was online for a significant period of time, but for now is solely in person. More seminar information (including slides and videos, when available): agstanford.com
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