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2014-2015 Clifford Lectures

Algebraic Groups: Structure and Actions

March 2 - 5, 2015


Algebraic Groups:  Structure and Actions


Since 1984 the Mathematics Department at Tulane University has held the annual Clifford Lectures, a week-long series of talks by a distinguished mathematician.  A mini-conference is held in conjunction with each of the Clifford Lecture series.


This year's Clifford Lecturer:  Michel Brion (University of Grenoble)

Algebraic groups form a very active research area in contemporary mathematics.  It has rich relations to many other areas, including algebraic geometry, number theory, and representation theory.  The structure of algebraic groups over arbitrary fields has been studied in depth by Rosenlicht, Chevalley, Borel and Tits, but it is only in recent work of Conrad, Gabber and Prasad that the situation became well-understood in full generality.  Further advances concern the geometry of homogeneous varieties and their generalizations, and the structure of (birational) automorphism groups of algebraic varieties.  The lectures and conference will present an overview of these recent developments, aimed at a broad audience.


Invited speakers include:

  • David Anderson (The Ohio State University)

  • Jérémy Blanc (University of Basel)

  • Brian Conrad (Stanford University)

  • Alexander Merkurjev (University of California Los Angeles)

  • Gopal Prasad (University of Michigan)

  • Zinovy Reichstein (University of British Columbia)


Schedule of Talks -

Monday, March 2, 2015


13:30 - 14:30 Michel Brion
15:00 - 16:00 Brian Conrad
16:30 - 17:30 David Anderson

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

9:30 - 10:30 Michel Brion

11:00 - 12:00 Zinovy Reichstein
14:00 - 15:00 David Anderson
15:30 - 16:30 Alexander Merkurjev
17:00 - 18:00 Brian Conrad

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

9:30 - 10:30 Michel Brion

11:00 - 12:00 Gopal Prasad
14:00 - 15:00 Zinovy Reichstein
15:30 - 16:30 Jérémy Blanc

Thursday, March 5, 2015


9:30 - 10:30 Michel Brion
11:00 - 12:00 Alexander Merkurjev
14:00 - 15:00 Jérémy Blanc
15:30 - 16:30 Gopal Prasad


Abstract and title of the talks of Michel Brion

Title:  Algebraic groups: structure and actions

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Abstract and title of the talks of Brian Conrad

Title:  Introduction to pseudo-reductive groups

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Abstract and title of the talks of David Anderson

Title:  Operational equivariant K-theory

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Abstract and title of the talks of Zinovy Reichsten

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Abstract and title of the talks of Alexander Merkurjev

Title:  Cohomological invariants of algebraic groups

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 Abstract and title of the talks of Gopal Prasad

Title: Refined structure of pseudo-reductive groups

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Abstract and title of the talks of Jérémy Blanc

Title: Structure of groups of birational transformations

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Depending on Funds from other sources we will be able to support out of town graduate students and junior researchers.

2015 Clifford Lectures Registration Form

For further information contact Mahir Bilen Can, mcan@tulane.edu

http://dauns.math.tulane.edu/~mcan/Clifford.html






 

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