Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Spiegelgasse 5, Basel, 5th floor, seminar room 05.002
Perlen-Kolloquium: Prof. Dr. Jürgen Hausen (Universität Tübingen)
We begin with a short introduction to the theory of toric varieties, that means, equivariant embeddings of the algebraic torus (k✲)n. Then we indicate how the methods of toric geometry can be extended to more general torus actions. As an application, we discuss recent classification results for Fano varieties.
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