International Centre for Mathematical Sciences (ICMS), Edinburgh, UK
Organizers: Ivan Cheltsov (Edinburgh), Liana Heuberger (Warwick), Evgeny Shinder (Sheffield)
CMI Enhancement and Partnership Program
The main aims of this workshop include reviewing the most important recent developments in birational geometry, relating to the explicit methods and toric varieties and degenerations on the Constructions side, and Chow groups, derived categories and the Grothendieck ring of varieties on the Obstructions side, and subsequently initiating the discussion between experts, leading to further progress in these two neighboring fields. Professor Claire Voisin (Collège de France) will give the Clay Lecture at this event.