Colloquium abstracts

Alok K. Maharana
TIFR
April 15, 2010

Cyclic covers of A²:  A Q-homology plane is by definition a smooth affine algebraic surface X such that H_i(X;Q)=(0) for i>0. We shall talk about the classification of smooth affine algebraic surfaces zn=f(x,y) which are Q-homology planes.