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Yuchen Liu 刘雨晨

About me

I am an Assistant Professor in the math department at Northwestern University. Before that, I was a Gibbs Assistant Professor at Yale University and a Visiting Assistant Professor at Princeton University. In 2017, I received my Ph.D. from Princeton University under the supervision of Professor János Kollár.

My research is partially supported by NSF CAREER Grant DMS-2237139 and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

Northwestern Algebraic Geometry Seminar

Northwestern-UIC Complex Geometry Seminar, Oct. 9, 2023

Asymptotics in Complex Geometry, a conference in memory of Steve Zelditch, Mar. 7 -- 10, 2024

Research Interests

Algebraic geometry -- Fano varieties, K-stability, moduli spaces, and singularities.


Winter 2024: Algebraic Geometry (MATH 483-1)

Winter 2024: Abstract Algebra (MATH 330-2)

Fall 2023: Abstract Algebra (MATH 330-1)

Past Teaching

Publications & preprints

arXiv, Google Scholar, MathSciNet, zbMATH
  1. K-moduli of Fano threefolds and genus four curves (joint with Junyan Zhao). Submitted. arXiv:2403.16747.
  2. Moduli of boundary polarized Calabi-Yau pairs (joint with Kenneth Ascher, Dori Bejleri, Harold Blum, Kristin DeVleming, Giovanni Inchiostro, and Xiaowei Wang). Submitted. arXiv:2307.06522.
  3. On the boundedness of singularities via normalized volume (joint with Joaquín Moraga and Hendrik Süß). Submitted. arXiv:2205.12326v4.
  4. Wall crossing for K-moduli spaces of plane curves (joint with Kenneth Ascher and Kristin DeVleming). Submitted. arXiv:1909.04576.
  5. On K-moduli of quartic threefolds (joint with Hamid Abban, Ivan Cheltsov, Alexander Kasprzyk, and Andrea Petracci). Accepted by Algebr. Geom.. arXiv:2210.14781v2.
  6. Infinitely many families of Sasaki-Einstein metrics on spheres (joint with Taro Sano and Luca Tasin). Accepted by J. Differential Geom.. arXiv:2203.08468.
  7. Convexity of multiplicities of filtrations on local rings (joint with Harold Blum and Lu Qi). Compos. Math. (2024), no. 4, 878-914. arXiv:2208.04902.
  8. ACC for local volumes and boundedness of singularities (joint with Jingjun Han and Lu Qi). J. Algebraic Geom. 32 (2023), no. 3, 519-583. arXiv:2011.06509.
  9. On the Cheltsov-Rubinstein conjecture (joint with Kento Fujita, Hendrik Süß, Kewei Zhang, and Ziquan Zhuang). Birational geometry, Kähler–Einstein metrics and degenerations, 865-883. Springer Proc. Math. Stat., 409, Springer, Cham, 2023. arXiv:1907.02727.
  10. K-stability and birational models of moduli of quartic K3 surfaces (joint with Kenneth Ascher and Kristin DeVleming). Invent. Math. 232 (2023), no. 2, 471-552. arXiv:2108.06848.
  11. K-moduli of curves on a quadric surface and K3 surfaces (joint with Kenneth Ascher and Kristin DeVleming). J. Inst. Math. Jussieu 22 (2023), no. 3, 1251-1291. arXiv:2006.06816.
  12. The existence of the Kähler-Ricci soliton degeneration (joint with Harold Blum, Chenyang Xu, and Ziquan Zhuang). Forum Math. Pi 11 (2023), Paper No. e9, 28 pp. arXiv:2103.15278.
  13. K-stability of Fano threefolds of rank 2 and degree 14 as double covers. Math. Z. 303 (2023), no. 2, Paper No. 38, 9 pp. arXiv:2204.06709.
  14. Optimal destabilization of K-unstable Fano varieties via stability thresholds (joint with Harold Blum and Chuyu Zhou). Geom. Topol. 26 (2022), no. 6, 2507-2564. arXiv:1907.05399.
  15. Openness of K-semistability for Fano varieties (joint with Harold Blum and Chenyang Xu). Duke Math. J. 171 (2022), no. 13, 2753-2797. arXiv:1907.02408.
  16. Finite generation for valuations computing stability thresholds and applications to K-stability (joint with Chenyang Xu and Ziquan Zhuang). Ann. of Math. (2) 196 (2022), no. 2, 507-566. arXiv:2102.09405.
  17. On K-stability of some del Pezzo surfaces of Fano index 2 (joint with Andrea Petracci). Bull. Lond. Math. Soc. 54 (2022), no. 2, 517-525. arXiv:2011.05094.
  18. K-stability of cubic fourfolds. J. Reine Angew. Math. 786 (2022), 55-77. arXiv:2007.14320.
  19. On the sharpness of Tian's criterion for K-stability (joint with Ziquan Zhuang). Nagoya Math. J. 245 (2022), 41-73. arXiv:1903.04719.
  20. Openness of uniform K-stability in families of Q-Fano varieties (joint with Harold Blum). Ann. Sci. Éc. Norm. Supér. (4) 55 (2022), no. 1, 1-41. arXiv:1808.09070.
  21. Equivariant K-stability under finite group action (joint with Ziwen Zhu). Internat. J. Math. 33 (2022), no. 1, Paper No. 2250007, 21 pp. arXiv:2001.10557.
  22. On properness of K-moduli spaces and optimal degenerations of Fano varieties (joint with Harold Blum, Daniel Halpern-Leistner, and Chenyang Xu). Selecta Math. (N.S.) 27 (2021), no. 4, Paper No. 73, 39 pp. arXiv:2011.01895.
  23. The normalized volume of a singularity is lower semicontinuous (joint with Harold Blum). J. Eur. Math. Soc. (JEMS) 23 (2021), no. 4, 1225-1256. arXiv:1802.09658.
  24. Birational superrigidity and K-stability of singular Fano complete intersections (joint with Ziquan Zhuang). Int. Math. Res. Not. IMRN 2021, no. 1, 382-401. arXiv:1803.08871.
  25. A guided tour to normalized volume (joint with Chi Li and Chenyang Xu). Geometric analysis—in honor of Gang Tian's 60th birthday, 167-219, Progr. Math., 333, Birkhäuser/Springer, Cham, 2020. arXiv:1806.07112.
  26. K-stability of cubic threefolds (joint with Chenyang Xu). Duke Math. J. 168 (2019), no. 11, 2029-2073. arXiv:1706.01933.
  27. Kähler-Einstein metrics and volume minimization (joint with Chi Li). Adv. Math. 341 (2019), 440-492. arXiv:1602.05094.
  28. Hyperbolicity of cyclic covers and complements. Trans. Amer. Math. Soc. 370 (2018), no. 8, 5341-5357. arXiv:1601.07514.
  29. Characterization of projective spaces by Seshadri constants (joint with Ziquan Zhuang). Math. Z. 289 (2018), no. 1-2, 25-38. arXiv:1607.05743.
  30. Construction of hyperbolic Horikawa surfaces. Ann. Inst. Fourier (Grenoble) 68 (2018), no. 2, 541-561. arXiv:1702.08143.
  31. The volume of singular Kähler-Einstein Fano varieties. Compos. Math. 154 (2018), no. 6, 1131-1158. arXiv:1605.01034.

Other writings

  1. Moduli of log Calabi-Yau pairs. Oberwolfach Report (2022).
  2. Appendix to "On the optimal volume upper bound for Kähler manifolds with positive Ricci curvature" by Kewei Zhang. Int. Math. Res. Not. IMRN 2022, no. 8, 6135-6156. arXiv:2001.04169.
  3. Appendix to "ACC for minimal log discrepancies of exceptional singularities" by Jingjun Han, Jihao Liu, and V.V. Shokurov. arXiv:1903.04338.
  4. Kähler-Einstein metrics and normalized volumes of valuations. Ph.D. Thesis, Princeton University. Link.
  5. Semi-continuity of complex singularity exponents in singular central fiber cases. Master Thesis, Peking University. arXiv:1211.1450.