Robert Friedman, January 27, 2023
Title: Deformations of singular Fano and Calabi-Yau varieties
Abstract: This talk will describe recent joint work with Radu Laza on deformations of generalized Fano and Calabi-Yau varieties, i.e. compact analytic spaces whose dualizing sheaves are either duals of ample line bundles or are trivial. Under the assumption of isolated hypersurface canonical singularities, we extend results of Namikawa and Steenbrink in dimension three and discuss various generalizations to higher dimensions.