Contemporary Mathematics 1997; 152 pp; softcover Volume: 207 ISBN10: 0821807692 ISBN13: 9780821807699 List Price: US$46 Member Price: US$36.80 Order Code: CONM/207
 This book presents proceedings from the JapanU.S. Mathematics Institute (JAMI) Conference on Birational Algebraic Geometry in Memory of WeiLiang Chow, held at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore in April 1996. These proceedings bring to light the many directions in which birational algebraic geometry is headed. Featured are problems on special models, such as Fanos and their fibrations, adjunctions and subadjunction formuli, projectivity and projective embeddings, and more. Some papers reflect the very frontiers of this rapidly developing area of mathematics. Therefore, in these cases, only directions are given without complete explanations or proofs. Readership Graduate students, research mathematicians, and physicists interested in algebraic geometry. Table of Contents  M. C. Beltrametti and A. J. Sommese  On the second adjunction mapping and the very ampleness of the triadjoint bundle
 F. A. Bogomolov and B. de Oliveira  Stein small deformations of strictly pseudoconvex surfaces
 I. Cheltsov  On the rationality of nonGorenstein \(\mathbb {Q}\)Fano \(3\)folds with an integer Fano index
 R. Donagi, L. Ein, and R. Lazarsfeld  Nilpotent cones and sheaves on K3 surfaces
 S. Ishii  Minimal, canonical and logcanonical models of hypersurface singularities
 Y. Kawamata  Subadjunction of log canonical divisors for a subvariety of codimension \(2\)
 S. J. Kovács  Relative De Rham complex for nonsmooth morphisms
 K. Oguiso  A note on moderate abelian fibrations
 Y. G. Prokhorov  On extremal contractions from threefolds to surfaces: the case of one nonGorenstein point
 V. V. Shokurov  Letters of a birationalist. I. A projectivity criterion
