##### Department of Mathematics,

University of California San Diego

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### Algebraic Geometry Seminar

## Maxim Arap

#### Johns Hopkins University

## Minimal standard threefold conic bundles

##### Abstract:

This talk will be a report of joint work in progress with V.V. Shokurov. The subject of our study is birational geometry of threefold conic bundles. The talk will explain a notion of minimality for a standard conic bundle and explore the geometry of a certain class of conic bundles, called tetragonal conic bundles.

Host: Elham Izadi

### February 28, 2014

### 1:30 PM

### AP&M 7218

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