Tea from 4:00 - 4:30 p.m. in Room 2-290
Refreshments afterwards, in Room 2-290

Abstract:
I will give an introductory talk about a theory of cobordism
for algebraic varieties defined by M. Levine and F. Morel from
Quillen's axiomatic perspective. My point of view will be rather
concrete with the goal of explaining a new geometric presentation of
algebraic cobordism via the simplest normal crossings degenerations.
Applications to computations in algebraic geometry will also be
discussed. The talk is based on joint work with Levine.