A short course on multiplier ideals

Research paper by Robert Lazarsfeld

Indexed on: 06 Jan '09Published on: 06 Jan '09Published in: Mathematics - Algebraic Geometry


These notes are the write-up of my 2008 PCMI lectures on multiplier ideals. They aim to give an introduction to the algebro-geometric side of the theory, with an emphasis on its global aspects. The focus is on concrete examples and applications. The lectures take into account a number of recent perspectives, including adjoint ideals and the resulting simplifications in Siu's theorem on plurigenera in the general type case. While the notes refer to my book [PAG] and other sources for some technical points, the conscientious reader should arrive at a reasonable grasp of the machinery after working through these lectures.