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José Ignacio Yáñez

Math PhD student

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University of Utah

Department of Mathematics

Office JWB 307

Email: yanez (at) math (dot) utah (dot) edu



About me

I am a PhD student in Mathematics at the University of Utah. I am currently in the job market and I'll graduate in May 2023. I am interested in Algebraic Geometry and I work under the supervision of Christopher Hacon.

Currently I'm interested in topics related with the numerical dimension of divisors, automorphisms and birational automorphisms of Calabi-Yau manifolds, and the Kawamata-Morrison conjecture.

I got my Bachelor's and Master's degree in Mathematics at Universidad Católica de Chile under the supervision of Giancarlo Urzúa. 


Publications & Preprints

Movable cones of complete intersections of multidegree one on products of projective spaces (with M. Hoff and I. Stenger) arXiv Submitted
Birational automorphism groups and the movable cone theorem for Calabi-Yau complete intersections of products of projective spaces arXiv Journal
Characterization of Kollár surfaces (with G. Urzúa) arXiv Journal


At University of Utah

Spring 2022       MATH 2200 - Discrete Mathematics
Fall 2020       MATH 1100 - Business Calculus
Fall 2019       MATH 1310 - Engineering Calculus I
Fall 2018       MATH 1060 - Trigonometry
Spring 2018       MATH 2250 - Differential Equations and Linear Algebra (TA)
Fall 2017       MATH 2250 - Differential Equations and Linear Algebra (TA)

At Universidad Católica de Chile

At Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile I was a Teaching Assistant for several courses, including Introductory Algebra, Linear Algebra, Calculus, Abstract Algebra and Introduction to Algebraic Geometry.



BAGELS (Best Algebraic Geometry Eating and Learning Seminar) meets on Wednesday, from 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM on room JTB 320. If you want to participate, contact me!

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