|Date: Thursday, October 30, 2008
Title: Algebraic Cobordism
Abstract: I will talk about a theory of cobordism for algebraic
varieties defined by M. Levine and F. Morel from
Quillen's axiomatic perspective. My point of view will
be rather concrete with the goal of explaining a new
geometric presentation of algebraic cobordism
via the simplest normal crossings degenerations. Applications
to computations in algebraic geometry will also be discussed.
The talk is based on joint work with M. Levine.
Speaker: Rahul Pandharipande
Institution: Princeton University