Mathematics Colloquium

Alexander Tikhomirov

(HSE, Moscow)

"Basics of the Theory of Complex Algebraic Surfaces"

Date: Mon, April 4, 2016
Time: 17:15
Place: Research II Lecture Hall

Abstract: In this talk a review of the theory of compact complex algebraic surfaces will be given. We start with 4-dimensional compact differentiable manifolds and discuss the question when the structure of a complex 2-dimensional manifold (complex surface) on it can be introduced. We next proceed to the relation between compact complex surfaces and complex algebraic=projective surfaces. We finally give an overview of the Kodaira classification of smooth complex projective surfaces.

The colloquium is preceded by tea from 16:45 in the Resnikoff Mathematics Common Room, Research I, 127.