The school aims to discuss the recent result of Hacon, McKernan, and Xu on the finiteness of birational automorphisms of varieties of general type. There will be several warm-up courses and exercise classes given by Tommaso de Fernex, Daniel Greb, Andreas Höring, Stefan Kebekus, Alex Küronya, and Gianluca Pacienza, along with daily discussion sessions.

We will have special talks by James McKernan and a series of lectures by Chenyang Xu.


July 25-29, 2011


Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Germany

How to enroll

To enroll, send an informal e-mail to Ms. Gabriele Bogner <>, who can arrange accommodation. We would appreciate if you contacted Ms. Bogner by Friday, April 29th, 2011.


  • Stefan Kebekus <>

  • Daniel Greb <>
  • Alex Küronya <>