Algebraic Geometry Seminar
Rational Curves on Bi-Disc Quotients
Speaker: Michael McQuillan, IHES
Location: Warren Weaver Hall 201
Date: Thursday, May 19, 2016, 4:45 p.m.
I'll prove and discuss the consequences of the existence of rational curves on bi-disc quotients in positive characteristic. The main article is here, although it doesn't contain a further interesting consequence: failure of smooth base change in étale homotopy (notwithstanding that this is a theorem in étale co-homology) that I will probably discuss.