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Is there a curse of the Fields medal?

review of the paper "Prizes and productivity: how winning the Fields medal affects scientific output" by G. J. Borjas and K. B. Doran.

Algebraic Geometry Seminar

CORRECTIONS TO: Lectures on Resolutions of Singularities

corrections in PDF

The structure of algebraic varieties -- talk at the 2014 Seoul ICM

original slides, with additional comments based on the oral presentation in Seoul, in PDF

Book on Moduli of Surfaces --- ongoing project

I am writing a book on the moduli of varieties of general type, more generally about the moduli of pairs (X,D) such that K_X+D is ample. I will try to keep posting the chapters as they get written. As usual, in writing a chapter one discovers that the earlier ones should be changed, so I will try to update them as well. Others agreed to contribute various sections, these will be added as they become available. Since these are not final notes, citations, references, proofs or even entire sections may be missing. Any comments, corrections or suggestions are welcome.
  • Chapter 1: Introduction
  • This is mostly a review of moduli theory, with lots of examples of what can go wrong for varieties that are not canonically polarized, or too singular, or ...


    MAT 416: Introduction to Algebraic Geometry

  • Topics for student projects in algebraic geometry
  • MAT 416: Homework for Algebraic Geometry


    Unless otherwise indicated, the files below are postscript files.

    Seminar on Moduli of Surfaces --- Summer 1994

    Santa Cruz 1995

    Old Preprints