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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 recently finished my PhD in Mathematics at the University of Utah under the supervision of Christopher Hacon. Starting Fall 2023 I will be a Hedrick Assistant Adjunct Professor at UCLA under the supervision of Joaquín Moraga.

I am interested in Algebraic Geometry, more precisely in Birational Algebraic Geometry. In particular, I am interested in applications of the Minimal Model Program, automorphisms and birational automorphisms of varieties, numeical dimension of divisors, 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

MMP for generalized pairs on Kähler 3-folds (with O. Das and C. Hacon) arXiv
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 2023       MATH 1100 - Business Calculus
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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