## Overview

Algebraic geometry, particularly higher dimesional birational geometry, minimal model theory, Fano varieties

Research conducted: Newton Institute Programme Feb-Jul 2002 Higher Dimensional Complex Geometry, project leaders A. Corti (Cambridge) M. Gross(Warwick), M. Reid (Warwick)

## Research Student Supervision

Chiodo,A, Higher spin curves and the witten top chern class

Hacking,P, A Compactification of the space of plane curves