Friday, December 17, 2021 12:00 PM
Ziquan Zhuang (MIT)

K-stability is an algebraic condition that characterizes the existence of Kahler-Einstein metrics on Fano varieties. Recently there has been a lot of work on the construction of the K-moduli space, i.e. a good moduli space parametrizing K-polystable Fano varieties. Motivated by results in differential geometry, it is conjectured that this K-moduli space is proper and projective. In this talk, I'll discuss some recent progress in birational geometry that leads to a full solution of this conjecture. Based on joint work with Yuchen Liu and Chenyang Xu.