José Ignacio Yáñez

Math PhD student

Contact Information

University of Utah

Department of Mathematics

Office JWB 306

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



About me

I am a fourth year graduate student in Mathematics. I am interested in Algebraic Geometry and I work under the supervision of Christopher Hacon.

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

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.


Publications & Preprints

Birational automorphism groups and the movable cone theorem for Calabi-Yau complete intersections of products of projective spaces arXiv
Characterization of Kollár surfaces (with G. Urzúa) arXiv Journal


At University of Utah

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 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM via Zoom. If you want to participate, contact me!

List of talks


GSAC Colloquium

The GSAC Colloquium meets on Tuesday, from 4:35 to 5:35 via Zoom.

List of talks