I will explain how tropical degenerations and birational specialization techniques can be used in rationality problems. In particular, I will apply these techniques to study quartic fivefolds and complete intersections of a quadric and a cubic in P^6. This is joint work with Johannes Nicaise.
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The discussion for John Ottem’s talk is taking place not in zoom-chat, but at tinyurl.com/2020-07-10-jco (and will be deleted after 3-7 days).
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