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- Talk [1]

Speaker:

Nikolaos Tziolas
Affiliation:

University of Cyprus/MPIM
Date:

Thu, 2019-04-25 15:00 - 16:00 The purpose of this talk is to give a very elementary introduction to the problem of classifying surfaces of general type. I will particularly discuss the case when the surfaces are defined over an algebraically closed field of characteristic p>0, the pathologies that appear in this case in comparison to the characteristic zero case and possible ways to deal with them. The talk will be accessible to a general mathematical audience.

**Links:**

[1] http://www.mpim-bonn.mpg.de/taxonomy/term/39

[2] http://www.mpim-bonn.mpg.de/node/3444

[3] http://www.mpim-bonn.mpg.de/node/158