Iskovskih seminar in Steklov Institute

September 2017, Moscow, Russia

Title: Stability over rings and good models of del Pezzo fibrations.

Abstract: This talk is motivated by the following problem, given a three-dimnsional Mori fiber space, can we find a birational to it model with nice singularities? Sarkisov proved that for a cubic bundles there exists a smooth model. For del Pezzo fibrations smooth model may not exist in case degree <4. Corti has shown that there are Gorenstein (resp. 2-Gorenstein) models for del Pezzo fibrations of degree 3 (resp. 2). He proved it by constructing explicit birational maps improving singularities. Kollar improved his result in degree 3 using GIT. I discuss what are the issues in adapting Kollar's approach for degrees 1 and 2 and how to work around them.