## Algebra Seminar

# Measures of irrationality for hypersurfaces of large degree

## Ruijie Yang (Stony Brook University)

### Wednesday, November 7, 2018
11:15 am

MONT 313 (Storrs)

A classical question in algebraic geometry is to determine whether or not a variety is rational. In this talk, I will focus on its opposite side: how 'irrational' can a variety be? In particular, I will discuss my work on certain measures of irrationality of hypersurfaces of large degree in projective spaces.