This book grew out of the Oberwolfach-SeminarHigherDimensionalAlgebraicGeo- tryorganizedbythetwoauthorsinOctober2008. Theaimoftheseminarwas tointroduce advanced PhD students and young researchers to recent advances and research topics in higher dimensional algebraic geometry. The main emphasis was on the minimal model program and on the theory of moduli spaces. The authors would like to thank the Mathematishes Forshunginstitut Oberwolfach for its hospitality and for making the above mentioned seminar possible, the participants to the seminar for their useful comments, and Alex Kuronya, Max Lieblich, and Karl Schwede for valuable suggestions and conversations. The ?rst named author was partially supported by the National Science Foundation under grant number DMS-0757897 and would like to thank Aleksandra, Stefan, Ana, Sasha, Kristina and Daniela Jovanovic-Haconfor their love and continuos support. The second named author was partially supported by the National Science Foun- tion under grant numbers DMS-0554697 and DMS-0856185, and the Craig McKibben and Sarah Merner Endowed Professorship in Mathematics at the University of Wa- ington.
He would also like to thank Timea Tihanyi for her enduring love and support throughout and beyond this project and his other co-authors for their patience and und- standing. Contents I Basics 1 1INTRODUCTION 3 1. A. CLASSIFICATION 3 2PRELIMINARIES 17 2. A. NOTATION 17 2. B. DIVISORS 18 2. C. REFLEXIVE SHEAVES 20 2. D. CYCLIC COVERS 21 2. E. R-DIVISORS IN THE RELATIVE SETTING 22 2. F. FAMILIES AND BASE CHANGE 24 2. G. PARAMETER SPACES AND DEFORMATIONS OF FAMILIES 25 3SINGULARITIES 27 3. A.
Publisher: Birkhauser Verlag AG
Number of pages: 220
Weight: 381 g
Dimensions: 244 x 170 x 11 mm
Edition: 2010 ed.
From the reviews:
"The present text presents the proofs of many results surrounding the minimal model program (MMP) for higher-dimensional varieties. ... This text treats the subject in the great generality which is required for getting the most recent results. Hence, it is laden with terminology, all necessary for the modern researcher. ... As such, the text will be invaluable for those currently living off of survey articles trying to grasp recent advances in higher-dimensional geometry." (Michael A. van Opstall, Mathematical Reviews, Issue 2011 f)
"The authors give a detailed account of these new results and the theory of compact moduli spaces of canonically polarised varieties. ... the book contains a considerable number of exercises as well as a chapter of hints to solve them. ... the authors have made quite an effort to write a text that is both an accessible introduction and a useful reference. ... I can only recommend it to researchers and advanced graduate students interested in this highly active field of mathematics." (Andreas Hoering, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 1204, 2011)