Running the MMP via homological methods (COW SEMINAR)

13 February 2014
Michael Wemyss

I will explain how, given a crepant morphism with one-dimensional fibres between 3-folds, it is possible to use noncommutative deformations to run the MMP in a satisfyingly algorithmic fashion.  As part of this, a flop is viewed homologically as the solution to a universal property, and so is constructed not by changing GIT, but instead by changing the algebra. Carrying this extra information of the new algebra allows us to continue to flop, and thus continue the MMP, without having to calculate everything from scratch. Proving things in this manner does in fact have other consequences too, and I will explain some them, both theoretical and computational.

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