Algebraic Geometry Seminar

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Date, time & place Tuesday 15:30 - 17:00 Room #122 (Graduate School of Math. Sci. Bldg.)

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15:30-17:00   Room #118 (Graduate School of Math. Sci. Bldg.)
Sho Tanimoto (Kumamoto)
Rational curves on prime Fano 3-folds (TBA)
[ Abstract ]
One of important topics in algebraic geometry is the space of rational curves, e.g., the dimension and the number of components of the moduli spaces of rational curves on an algebraic variety X. One of interesting situations where this question is extensively studied is when X is a Fano variety since in this case X is rationally connected so that it does contain a lots of rational curves. In this talk I will talk about my joint work with Brian Lehmann which settles this problem for most Fano 3-folds of Picard rank 1, e.g., a general quartic 3-fold in P^4, and our approach is inspired by Manin’s conjecture which predicts the asymptotic formula for the counting function of rational points on a Fano variety. In particular we systematically use geometric invariants in Manin’s conjecture which have been studied by many mathematicians including Brian and me.