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Prof. Dr. Christian Schnell

Stony Brook University
External Senior Fellow
May - August 2017


I am currently an associate professor at Stony Brook University, and my area of research is algebraic geometry, more precisely Hodge theory and D-module theory and their applications to problems in birational geometry. I received my Ph.D. from Ohio State University in 2008, with Herb Clemens; after that, I was a postdoc at the  University of Illinois at Chicago and at Kavli IPMU near Tokyo. I have been at Stony Brook University since 2012. During the academic year 2013/14, I was on leave at the University of Bonn. My visit to FRIAS is funded by a Mercator Fellowship from the DFG (as part of GRK1821).

Selected Publications

  • M. Popa and Ch. Schnell (2014). Kodaira dimension and zeros of holomorphic one-forms. Ann. of Math. (2) 179(3), 1109–1120.
  • Ch. Schnell (2015). Holonomic D-modules on abelian varieties. Inst. Hautes. Etudes Sci. Publ. Math. 121(1), 1–55.
  • M. Popa and Ch. Schnell (2016). Viehweg’s hyperbolicity conjecture for families with maximal variation. to appear in Invent. Math.
  • C. Hacon, M. Popa, and Ch. Schnell (2016). Algebraic fiber spaces over abelian varieties: around a recent theorem by Cao and Paun. arXiv:1611.08768.

FRIAS Research Project

Singular hermitian metrics on vector bundles

  1. Together with Professor Mihai Paun we will work on some questions related to singular hermitian metrics on vector bundles.
  2. I will continue work on a book project about complex Hodge modules.
  3. I will give some lectures about the use of Hodge modules in birational geometry.