# Seminar by S.S. Kannan (Chennai Mathematical Institute)

Title: Automorphism groups of some specific varieties.

2016.05.12 | Jane Jamshidi

 Date Wed 18 May Time 14:15 — 15:15 Location 1531-215 (Aud. D3)

Abstract:

In this talk, we discuss the connected component ( containing the identity automorphism ) of the automorphism groups of some smooth projective varieties such as smooth Schubert varieties, Bott-Samelson-Demazure-Hansen varieties, some smooth compactifications of $PGL(n , C)/T$, the thematic closure of $\bar{T}$ in the wonderful compactification $\bar{G}$ of a semisimple adjoint group $G$. Here $T$ is a maximal torus of $G$.