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3rd Japanese-German Number Theory Workshop, November 20 - 24, 2017

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Organiser(s): 
Hiroki Aoki, Pieter Moree, Jonas Kaszian and Koji Tasaka
Date: 
Mon, 2017-11-20 08:00 - Fri, 2017-11-24 20:00
Location: 
MPIM Lecture Hall

 

3rd Japanese-German Number Theory Workshop

November 20 - 24, 2017

 

Here you can find the official homepage

 

Organizers

German Organizers : Jonas Kaszian (University of Cologne), Pieter Moree (MPIM)
Japanese Organaizers : Hiroki Aoki (Tokyo University of Science), Koji Tasaka (MPIM/Aichi Prefectural University)

Speakers

Sho Takemori (MPIM)
Tomomi Ozawa (Univ. Paris 13)
Kenji Makiyama (Kyoto Sangyo Univ.)
Ren-he Su (Kyoto Univ.)
Nobuo Sato (Kyoto Univ.)
Hiraku Atobe (Tokyo Univ.)
Shingo Sugiyama (Kyushu Univ.)
Minoru Hirose (Kyushu Univ.)
Toshiki Matsusaka (Kyushu Univ.)
Shun'ichi Yokoyama (Kyushu Univ.)
Hiroshi Sakata (Waseda Univ Senior High School)
Hidetaka Kitayama (Wakayama Univ.)
Hiro-aki Narita (Kumamoto Univ.)
Takashi Nakamura (Tokyo Univ. of Science)
Shuichi Hayashida (Joetsu Univ. of Education)
Hiroki Aoki (Tokyo Univ. of Science)
 

Claudia Alfes-Neumann (University of Cologne)
Jan Bruinier (TU Darmstadt)
Steffen Löbrich (University of Cologne)
Markus Schwagenscheidt (TU Darmstadt)
Annalena Wernz (RWTH Aachen)

 

Registration

To register please use the registration webform. There is no registration fee. For any further inquiries please send an email to JPN-GER2017@mpim-bonn.mpg.de.

 

Contributed Talk

If you would like to give a contibruted talk, please register until October 15, 2017.

 

Hotel reservations

If you would like us to make a hotel reservation for you, please state this on the registration webform. We can only honor requests for hotel reservations made by October 31, 2017. If you would like to make a hotel reservation by yourself you will find a list of hotels here.

 

Workshop "Young Researchers in String Mathematics", November 27 - 30, 2017

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Organiser(s): 
M. Alim & G. Borot
Date: 
Mon, 2017-11-27 08:00 - Thu, 2017-11-30 20:00
Location: 
MPIM Lecture Hall

 

Workshop "Young Researchers in String Mathematics"

November 27 - 30, 2017

 

The workshop is an occasion to foster interactions and initiate new collaborations between young researchers active in Germany and nearby countries, who are all interested in mathematical aspects of string theory: mirror symmetry, enumerative geometry of curves (Gromov-Witten theory, Donaldson-Thomas, stable pair invariants, ...) and their modularity, integrability, and algebraic properties, tropical geometry, topological recursion, wall-crossing phenomena and Bridgeland stability conditions, relations to gauge theory, geometric quantization, conformal field theory, etc.

 

Organizers

Murad Alim (Universität Hamburg) and Gaëtan Borot (MPIM)

Speakers

Murad Alim (Universität Hamburg)
Gaëtan Borot (MPIM)
Andrea Brini* (CNRS Montpellier/Imperial College)
Miranda Cheng (University of Amsterdam)
Sara Angela Filippini (Cambridge University)
Michel van Garrel (Universität Hamburg)
Owen Gwilliam (MPIM)
Lotte Hollands (Heriot-Watt University, Edimburgh)
Victoria Hoskins (Humboldt Universität, Berlin)
Hans Jockers (Universität Bonn)
Christian Lehn (Universität Chemnitz)
Jan Manschot (Trinity College Dublin)
Elli Pomoni (DESY Hamburg)
Johannes Rau (Universität Tübingen)
Thomas Reichelt (Universität Heidelberg)
Helge Ruddat (Universität Mainz)
Sarah Scherotzke (Bristol University)
Maxim Smirnov (Universität Augsburg/MPIM)
Piotr Sułkowski (University of Warsaw)
Di Yang (MPIM)

* = to be confirmed

Registration

To register please use the registration webform. There is no registration fee. For any further inquiries please send an email to YRMS2017@mpim-bonn.mpg.de.

Poster session

A poster session will take place Tuesday afternoon. PhD students and postdocs are welcome to submit their poster proposal (title and abstract) by October 31, 2017. The recommended size for posters is A0 or A1.

Financial support

Limited financial support is available. If you need support, you can add your request on the registration webform with a brief justification. Requests for financial support will have to be made by September 30, 2017.

Hotel reservations

If you would like us to make a hotel reservation for you, please state this on the registration webform. We can only honor requests for hotel reservations made by October 31, 2017. If you would like to make a hotel reservation by yourself you will find a list of hotels here.

 

Summer School "Modular forms are everywhere"

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Date: 
Mon, 2017-05-15 09:00 - Fri, 2017-05-19 17:30
Location: 
MPIM Lecture Hall

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Summer School on "Modular Forms are everywhere", May 15-19, 2017

You can find the official homepage here

 

Organizers

Speakers

Location

Max Planck Institute for Mathematics

How to get here

 

Young Women in Geometry

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Organiser(s): 
A. Hassannezhad, A. Siffert
Date: 
Mon, 2017-04-03 08:30 - Wed, 2017-04-05 18:00
Location: 
MPIM Lecture Hall

 

Registration   Participants   Practical Information

This meeting is part of the series of workshops Young Women in... 

The main lectures will be given by (note that the list of our main speakers is updated)

The workshop provides a platform for female graduate students and postdocs in Geometry to present their research. The main lectures will be complemented by participants' talks and a poster exhibition.

Everybody is welcome to attend the workshop. We encourage all participants - male and female - to contribute a poster to our poster sessions and to apply for a contributed talk.

Title and abstract of your talk should be submitted to YWGeometry@mpim-bonn.mpg.de by February 15, 2017.

Limited financial support is available for female participants. Requests for funding can be made during registration. For full consideration, submit your funding request by January 15, 2017

We gratefully acknowledge the financial support from the Hausdorff Center for Mathematics and the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics

 

 

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Higher Geometric Structures along the Lower Rhine VIII

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Organiser(s): 
Christian Blohmann, Marius Crainic, Ioan Marcut, Ieke Moerdijk, Steffen Sagave
Date: 
Thu, 2016-12-15 13:45 - Fri, 2016-12-16 17:00
Location: 
MPIM Lecture Hall

This is the eighth of a series of  short workshops jointly organized by the Geometry/Topology groups in Bonn, Nijmegen, Utrecht and Leuven, all situated along the Lower Rhine. The focus lies on the development and application of new structures in geometry and topology such as Lie groupoids, di fferentiable stacks, Lie algebroids, generalized complex geometry, topological quantum fi eld theories, higher categories, homotopy algebraic structures, higher operads, derived categories, and related topics.

Webpages of the previous meetings: I (MPIM Bonn), II (Nijmegen), III (Utrecht), IV (Bonn)V (Nijmegen), VI (Utrecht), VII (Leuven)

Speakers

Stefan Behrens
Emanuele Dotto
Brice le Grignou
Ioan Marcut
Joost Nuiten
Pavel Safronov
Bernardo Uribe

Program

Here are the links to the program and the abstracts as soon as they become available.

Registration

To register please use the registration webform. There is no registration fee. For any further inquiries please send an email to LowerRhineVIII@mpim-bonn.mpg.de.

Financial support

Limited financial support is available. If you need support, please add a request on your registration webform with a brief justification. Please note that the workshop is relatively local in scope, so that we might be able to cover your accommodation but probably not your travel expenses. The Deadline is November 14, 2016.

Conference dinner

The conference dinner will be on Thursday evening at 18:00h at the University Club.

Practical information

For practical information such as how to get to the institute and a list of hotels see here.

 


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Workshop on Homotopy Type Theory

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Organiser(s): 
Michael Batanin, Christian Blohmann, Ralph Kaufmann, Martin Markl
Date: 
Wed, 2016-02-10 08:00 - Sun, 2016-02-14 22:00
Location: 
MPIM Lecture Hall

 

 

The workshop will give the participants the chance to discuss of current problems in areas of active research in homotopy type theory. Each day will start with a lecture series by Vladimir Voevodsky on "Dependent Type Theory", followed by open seminars in which workshop participants can give short presentations on their research.

The lecture series by Vladimir Voevodsky was recorded and can be found here .

Workshop co-ordinator:

Richard Garner (Macquarie University)

Preliminary list of participants

Ahrens, Benedikt (Institute for Advanced Study )
Awodey, Steve (Carnegie Mellon University )
Bakovic, Igor (Croatia)
Bauer, Andej (University of Ljubljana)
Berger, Clemens (Université de Nice - Sophia Antipolis)
Blanc, David (University of Haifa )
Bordg, Anthony (Charles University Prague)
Breen, Lawrence (Université Paris Nord 13 )
Brunerie, Guillaume (École normale supérieure Paris)
Buchholtz, Ulrik (Carnegie Mellon University )
Cartier, Pierre (IHES)
Chapoton, Frederic (Université de Strasbourg)
Coquand, Thierry (Department of Computer Science and Engineering)
Curien, Pierre-Louis (Université Paris Diderot )
David, Sabonis (TU Munich)
Dotsenko, Vladimir (Trinity College Cambridge )
Doubek, Martin (Charles University Prague )
Durov, Nicolai (V. A. Steklov Institute of Mathematics )
Escardo, Martin (University of Birmingham)
Finster, Eric (LIX, École Polytechnique)
Fiore, Marcelo (University of Cambridge )
Fresse, Benoit (Université de Lille 1 )
Galvez Carrillo, Maria Immaculada (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya)
Garner, Richard (Macquarie University )
Grayson, Dan (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
Haselwarter, Philipp (U.F.R. Mathématiques)
Hinich, Vladimir (University of Haifa )
Hofstra, Pieter Jan  (University of Ottawa )
Huber, Simon (Chalmers University of Technology)
Jaun, Lukas (Institute of Computer Science)
Joyal, André (Université du Quebec à Montréal )
Jurco, Branislav (Charles University )
Kapulkin, Chris (The University of Western Ontario )
Kassel, Christian (Université de Strasbourg et CNRS)
Kock, Joachim (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona )
Le Grignou, Brice (Université de Nice - Sophia Antipolis)
Livernet, Muriel (Université Paris Diderot)
Lumsdaine, Peter (Stockholm University)
Makkai, Michael (McGill University)
Maltsiniots, Georges (Université Paris Diderot)
Martin-Löf, Per (Stockholm University)
Moerdijk, Ieke (Utrecht University )
Neeman, Amnon (The Australian National University )
Newstead, Clive (Carnegie Mellon University)
North, Paige (University of Cambridge)
Palmgren, Erik (Stockholm University)
Rijke, Egbert (Carnegie Mellon University)
Robayo Mesa, Jaime Andrés (Universidad Nacional de Colombia)
Ronco, Maria Ofelia (Universidad de Talca )
Salvatore, Paolo (Universit a di Roma Tor Vergata )
Sattler, Christian (University of Leeds )
Schreiber, Urs (Czech Academy of Sciences )
Shin, Heayong (Department of Mathematics)
Sinha, Dev Parakash (University of Oregon )
Sojakova, Kristina (Carnegie Mellon University)
Spitters, Bas (Aarhus University)
Streicher, Thomas (Technische Universität Darmstadt )
Szawiel, Stanisław (University of Warsaw)
Tonks, Andrew (University of Leicester)
Trlifaj, Jan (Charles University)
Vallette, Bruno (Université Paris Nord 13 )
van den Berg, Benno (University of Amsterdam )
Verchinine, Vladimir (Université Montpellier II )
Voevodsky, Vladimir (Institute for Advanced Study )
von Glehn, Tamara (University of Cambridge)
Weber, Mark (Macquarie University )
Wellen, Felix (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology)
Zawadowski, Marek (University of Warsaw)
 

Schedule

WednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdaySunday
Workshop on Homotopy Type Theory February 10 - 14, 2016

10:00-11:00
Voevodsky

10:00-11:00
Voevodsky

10:00-11:00
Voevodsky

10:00-11:00
Voevodsky

10:00-11:00
Voevodsky

Lunch break

Lunch break

Lunch break

Lunch break

Lunch break

14:30-16:00
Chris Kapulkin
13:30-15:00
Benno van den Berg
13:30-15:00
Bas Spitters
14:30-16:00
Egbert Rijke
13:30-14:15
Dan Grayson

 

  

 

14:15-15:00
Simon Hubert
 
15:00-16:00
Clemens Berger
15:00-15:30
Tea
 
15:00-15:30
Tea
16:00-16:30
Tea
16:00-16:30
Tea
15:30-17:00
Ulrik Buchholtz
16:00-16:30
Tea
15:30-16:15
Bas Spitters
16:30-18:00
Eric Finster
16:30-18:00
Peter Lumsdaine
 
16:30-18:00
Thomas Streicher
16:15-17:00
Andrej Bauer
    
17:00-17:45
Peter Lumsdaine
 

Lectures by Vladimir Voevodsky: "Dependent Type Theories"

Abstract: Modern dependent type theories exist mostly in the form of computer programs. As such they are objects of the physical reality more than they are objects of the mathematical one. For three decades the world of type theories was relatively calm - innovation was largely occurring in the layers of programming above the type theories leading to proof assistants with more and more sophisticated systems for notation, implicit arguments and tactics.

The discovery of the univalent models led to the addition of new features to the existing type theories as well as to the development of entirely new ones such as cubicaltt. Eventually, these new type theories will become the cores of proof assistants with much more convenient than before environments for formal verification of mathematical arguments.

It is clear that the only way to ensure that these new proof assistants are reliable - that any proof of “false” in such a proof assistant can be mechanically transformed into a proof of “false” in one of the “consistency standards”, is to have a system where a new proof assistant has to be formally certified using an already certified proof assistant against an already certified formal system before it can become accepted as a reliable tool in pure mathematics.

The strongest consistency standard available in pure mathematics is ZFC. This means that as a prerequisite  for such a certification system we need to have a mathematical theory of dependent type theories that can be formalized in ZFC. At the moment only fragments of this future theory exist. I will give an introduction to my vision of the theory by describing these fragments and pointing out the gaps.

Organizing committee

Michael Batanin (Macquarie University)
Christian Blohmann (MPIM Bonn)
Ralph Kaufmann (Purdue University)
Martin Markl (Czech Academy of Sciences)

Registration

To register please use this registration webform. There is no registration fee. For any further inquiries please send an email to htt2016@mpim-bonn.mpg.de.

Hotel reservations

If you would like us to make a hotel reservation for you, please state this on the registration webform. We can only honor requests for hotel reservations made by January 31,  2016. If you would like to make a hotel reservation by yourself you will find a list of hotels here.

 

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Seminar Aachen-Bonn-Köln-Lille-Siegen on Automorphic Forms

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Organiser(s): 
K. Bringmann, J. Bruinier, V. Gritsenko, A. Krieg, P. Moree, G. Nebe, N-P. Skoruppa, S. Zwegers
Date: 
Tue, 2016-03-01 14:00 - 20:00
Location: 
MPIM Lecture Hall

This is the 47th meeting of the joint French-German seminar on automorphic forms
which is organized by the universities of the five cited cities. Everybody who is interested in
automorphic forms is welcome. We encourage in particular young researchers to participate
and to report on their work in one of our meetings. For further information concerning this
meeting please send an email to moree$@$mpim$-$bonn$.$mpg$.$de

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BICMR-HCM: Beijing meets Bonn

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Organiser(s): 
Werner Ballmann (MPIM), Xiaobo Liu (BICMR), and Pieter Moree (MPIM)
Date: 
Mon, 2015-11-02 09:00 - Tue, 2015-11-03 18:00
Location: 
MPIM Lecture Hall

 

The purpose of this workshop is to enhance scientific exchange with the German math community and also advertise the postdoc program at BICMR (Beijing International Center for Mathematical Research).

Chinese participants.

  • Gang Tian (Differential Geometry)
  • Xiaobo Liu (Symplectic geometry and Mathematical Physics)
  • Chenyang Xu (Algebraic Geometry)
  • Ruochuan Liu (Number theory)
  • Bohan Fang  (Mathematical Physics)
  • Renjie Feng (Complex Geometry)


Mathematicians working in Bonn and speaking:

  • Werner Ballmann (Differential Geometry, acting director starting Nov. 2)
  • Geordie Williamson (Representation theory)
  • Tobias Dyckerhoff (Noncommutative algebraic geometry, mathematical physics)
  • Wolfgang Lück (algebraic topology)
  • Karl-Theodor Sturm (stochastic analysis)
  • Michael Meier (chief administrator HCM)


 

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Workshop on Homotopy theory, manifolds, and field theories

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Organiser(s): 
Haynes Miller, Stefan Schwede, Peter Teichner
Date: 
Mon, 2015-06-15 (All day) - Fri, 2015-06-19 (All day)
Location: 
MPIM Lecture Hall

Program and Abstracts

This workshop is part of our Trimester Program at the Hausdorff Institute (HIM)

We are inviting selected speakers to expose their current work, related to the themes of the program. In addition to the HIM members and the Bonn topology community, our limited capacity only allows for about 20 outside participants and we now solicit applications.  By registering below, you can apply for participation/funding.

In order to help planning this event, we ask every participant to register, even if you are at Uni Bonn, HIM or MPIM.

Haynes Miller : "Localization in Homotopy Theory" lecture notes and video are now available. NEW

Confirmed Speakers

Benjamin Antieau (Washington)
Gregory Arone (Virginia)
Arthur Bartels (Münster)
Tobias Barthel (MPIM)
John Francis (Northwestern)
Owen Gwilliam (MPIM)
Akhil Mathew (Berkeley)
Thomas Nikolaus (Bonn)
Charles Rezk (Urbana)
Claudia Scheimbauer (MPIM)
Chris Schommer-Pries (MPIM)
Hiro Tanaka (Harvard)
Nathalie Wahl (Kopenhagen)

Registration

To register please use the registration webform. There is no registration fee.

Financial support

Limited financial support is available. If you need support, please add a request on your registration webform with a brief justification. Please note that the workshop is relatively local in scope, so that we might be able to cover your accommodation but probably not your travel expenses.

Practical information

For practical information such as how to get to the institute and a list of hotels see here.

Workshop: Geometric quantization and topological recursion

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Organiser(s): 
Gaëtan Borot, Peter Teichner, Don Zagier
Date: 
Mon, 2014-11-24 (All day) - Fri, 2014-11-28 (All day)
Location: 
MPIM Lecture Hall

 

Goal: The workshop aims at establishing bridges between the geometric quantization of moduli spaces, and the theory of the topological recursion, continuing earlier discussions initiated by some of the participants. As an application, we have in view the understanding of the all-order asymptotics of quantum knot invariants, like the knot state ensuing from the Witten-Reshetikhin-Turaev construction, or the colored Jones polynomial.

At this occasion, two 5h mini-courses will be held, 9h-11h every day of the week:

Recordings of the mini-courses are available here

The Hitchin connection and the Witten-Reshetikhin-Turaev TQFT
Jørgen Ellegaard Andersen (QGM Aarhus)

We will review the relevant moduli spaces of flat connections which forms the corner stone in the construction of quantum Chern-Simons theory from a gauge theory point of view. We will further review the construction of the Hitchin connection in the bundles over Teichmüller space, which are obtained by applying geometric quantization to these moduli spaces. Following this, we will discuss the asymptotics of the Hitchin connection near certain points on the Thurston boundary of Teichmüller space. This will allow us to define both, the unitary structure preserved by the Hitchin connection, the handlebody boundary state vector and curve operators. We will then discuss their relations to Toeplitz operators and obtain asymptotics results about these TQFT. If time allows, we will also discuss quantum Chern-Simons theory with complex gauge group.

Topological recursion and moduli spaces
Bertrand Eynard (IPHT CEA Saclay & CRM Montréal)

The lecture will start with an introduction to the topological recursion. Then, we shall explain the proof of the theorem relating topological recursion to integrals over moduli spaces of curves. The last part will focus on the notion of quantum curves. Some explicit examples will be treated, in particular the finite reductions of KdV.


Extra talk on Wednesday 26, 4.30pm:

Topological recursion for Chern-Simons theory

Gaetan Borot

We will review what is known on the application of topological recursion to Chern-Simons theory, and informally summarize the relations we expect between geometric quantization of character varieties and topological recursion.

Extra talk on Friday 28, 1.00pm (Seminar room, next to Lecture Hall):

Hitchin system and quantum curves

Motohico Mulase


Two regular MPIM seminars will be related to the topic of the workshop:

Topology seminar, Monday 4.30pm

Graphical obstructions to the surjectivity of the higher order Johnson homomorphism

Jim Conant

 

Oberseminar, Thursday 3.00pm

Givental quantization procedure and computation of Gromov-Witten invariants by topological recursion

Nicolas Orantin

 

The remaining time will be devoted to discussions among the participants.

Participants: Raphaël Belliard, Leonid Chekhov, James Conant, Olivia Dumitrescu, Gregor Masbaum, Pavel Mnev, Motohico Mulase, Werner Nahm, Nicolas Orantin, François Petit, Nuño Romao, Emanuel Scheidegger, Shehryar Sikander, Tom Sutherland, Szilard Szabo, Roland van der Veen.


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Motivic structures on quantum cohomology and pencils of Calabi-Yau motives. Final reports

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Organiser(s): 
V. Golyshev
Date: 
Sat, 2014-09-13 (All day) - Wed, 2014-09-17 (All day)
Location: 
MPIM Lecture Hall

The goal is to report on the progress made since the first  meeting in 2010 on a variety of subjects, including:

  • The arithmetic of mirror families and quantum motives.
  • Automorphicity of the classical Calabi-Yau motives.
  • Mirror objects in characteristic p and respective automorphic representations.
  • Extremal Laurent polynomials and their analogieswith modular families over rational base.
  • Congruence properties of Galois representations in mirror families andrelation to Fano topologies.
  • Motivic fibrations over G_m and generalizations of Gross-Koblitz.
  • The crystalline approach to Galois representations of the field of rational functions in finite characteristic.
  • Frobenius manifolds, almost Frobenius manifolds and F-manifolds Isomonodromic deformations.
  • Monodromies of (almost) Frobenius manifolds.
  • The geometricity conjecture.
  • Dubrovin's conjecture
  • gamma conjecture I, gamma conjecture II.
  • Linearizing Gromov--Witten calculus.
  • Tannakian formalism and
  • Gromov-Witten.
  • Quantum motives.
  • Affine Grassmannians and quantum corrections to geometric Satake.



Speakers/participants:

  • T. Coates
  • A. Corti
  • B. Dubrovin
  • N. Dummigan
  • V. Gritsenko
  • H. Iritani
  • A. Kasprzyk
  • A. Kresch
  • E. Mann
  • A. Mellit
  • F. Rodriguez-Villegas
  • J. Stienstra
  • A. Strangeway
  • P. Vanhove
  • D. van Straten
  • M. Watkins
  • R. Weissauer
  • D. Zagier

Higher Geometric Structures along the Lower Rhine IV

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Organiser(s): 
Christian Blohmann, Marius Crainic, Ieke Moerdijk
Date: 
Thu, 2014-02-13 00:00 - Fri, 2014-02-14 17:00
Location: 
MPIM Lecture Hall

This is the fourth of a series of  short workshops jointly organized by the Geometry/Topology groups in Bonn, Nijmegen, and Utrecht, all situated along the Lower Rhine. The focus lies on the development and application of new structures in geometry and topology such as Lie groupoids, di fferentiable stacks, Lie algebroids, generalized complex geometry, topological quantum fi eld theories, higher categories, homotopy algebraic structures, higher operads, derived categories, and related topics.

Webpages of the previous meetings: I (MPIM Bonn), II (Nijmegen), III (Utrecht)

Speakers

Dimitri Ara (Nijmegen)
Michael Batanin (Macquarie University, Sydney/MPIM)
Pedro Frejlich (Utrecht)
Bas Janssens (Utrecht)
Martin Markl (Prague/MPIM)
Eckhard Meinrenken (University of Toronto)
Matan Prasma (Nijmegen)

Program

Her are the links to the program and the abstracts as soon as they become available.

Registration

To register please use the registration webform. There is no registration fee. For any further inquiries please send an email to LowerRhine@mpim-bonn.mpg.de.

Financial support

Limited financial support is available. If you need support, please add a request on your registration webform with a brief justification. Please note that the workshop is relatively local in scope, so that we might be able to cover your accommodation but probably not your travel expenses.

Conference dinner

The conference dinner will be on Thursday evening at 18:00h in the atrium of the Max Planck Institute.

Practical information

For practical information such as how to get to the institute and a list of hotels see here.

 


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Automorphic Forms Seminar Aachen-Koeln-Lille-Siegen

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Tomoyoshi Ibukiyama, Martin Raum and Roland Friedrich
Organiser(s): 
P. Moree and N. Skoruppa
Date: 
Wed, 2013-12-18 14:00 - 18:30
Location: 
MPIM Lecture Hall

 

This is the 41st meeting of the joint French-German intercity seminar on automorphic forms. Everybody who is interested in automorphic forms is welcome. We encourage in particular young researchers to participate and to report on their work in one of our meetings. For further informations concerning this meeting please send an email to moree@mpim-bonn.mpg.de or nils.skoruppa@gmail.com.

Schedule

 

For the abstracts click on the titles or see the list of abstracts.

 

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Bonn-Köln Number Theory and Physics Seminar

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Date: 
Tue, 2013-05-14 09:00 - 16:00
Location: 
MPIM Lecture Hall

Special talks in honor of Günter Harder's contributions to mathematics

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Date: 
Fri, 2013-03-15 14:00 - 17:00
Location: 
MPIM Lecture Hall

On Friday, March 15, 2013 the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics will organize a meeting with some lectures to honor emeritus director Professor Günter Harder's important contributions to MPIM and Mathematics. On this occasion there will be talks by two of his former students. Professor Harder will turn 75 on March 14.

Workshop on Geometry and topology of smooth 4-manifolds

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Organiser(s): 
Inanc Baykur
Date: 
Mon, 2013-06-03 (All day) - Fri, 2013-06-07 (All day)

Galois representations and pencils of Calabi-Yau motives

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Organiser(s): 
Vasily Golyshev
Date: 
Sat, 2012-12-15 (All day) - Fri, 2012-12-21 (All day)

Details

The workshop "Galois representations and pencils of Calabi-Yau motives" will be held at the MPIM Bonn during the week 15-21 December, 2012 as part of the activity "Quantum cohomology, Frobenius manifolds and pencils of Calabi-Yau varieties" in 2012-2013.

Email: galois2012@mpim-bonn.mpg.de

Organisation (in short):

The workshop will consist of three parts. On each of the days 15-17 December the agenda is broken into three consecutively running seminar classes, titled as follows:

  1. Congruences (moderator: Neil Dummigan)
  2. Crystals (moderator: Richard Crew)
  3. Congruences sheaves/Mirror symmetry (moderator: Alessio Corti)

We meet 12PM-6PM. A number of fixed talks will be given on each of these days, however, discussions and ad-lib talks are encouraged.

A short conference will run on 18 December. The Seminar on Algebra, Geometry and Physics will be part of the conference, with Jan Stienstra's talk on connections between number theory and physics. There will be a social event in the afternoon.

The days 19-21 December are dedicated to joint work in groups. However, Thursday 20 December will start with Number Theory Seminar at 10:45. Apart from that, we will start at 11 AM and finish at 5PM on these days.

The lunchtime on workdays is at 13:00, and the institute tea is 16:00, with the exception of Friday, 21 December.

Program and abstracts

 

For the abstracts click on the titles or see the list of abstracts.

Sat, 15 Dec 2012

Sun, 16 Dec 2012

Mon, 17 Dec 2012

Tue, 18 Dec 2012

Wed, 19 Dec 2012

Thu, 20 Dec 2012

December 14, afternoon:

Arrival

On the next three days seminars run continuously 12:00 - late afternoon, normally with one fixed talk in each seminar.


December 15, Seminars:

~12PM: Neil Dummigan: Critical values, congruences, Selmer groups

Since the seminar I am moderating is called congruences, I'll start off by explaining the possibilities for the composition factors of the reduction mod p of the type of 4-dimensional Galois representation coming from a CY 3-fold, and comparing these with the kinds of congruences observed by Anton Mellit, calling on him to report on observations about pairs of congruences and common values of p. This would set the scene. At some point later I could say something about how for at least one of the three kinds of such congruences, it should lead to an element of order p in some Selmer group, how that appears in the Bloch-Kato conjecture, which then predicts the appearance of p in an L-value, comparing and contrasting with the cases of congruences for Saito-Kurokawa lifts, and congruences connected with p-torsion on elliptic curves.

~3PM: Jan Stienstra: Formal groups associated to pencils of Calabi-Yau varieties.

The Cartier-Dieudonne module of the Artin-Mazur formal group (AMFG) equals the the unit root crystal in crystalline cohomology. A Laurent polynomial (LP) with reflexive Newton polytope defines Calabi-Yau hypersurfaces in toric varieties. There is a very concrete formula for a logarithm for a group law for the AMFG in terms of the constant terms  in powers of the LP. The AMFG is a formal group over the ring of coefficients of the LP. This ring has a natural structure of a $\lambda$-ring. For formal groups over $\lambda$-rings Cartier's theory can be reformulated in terms of Dirichlet series. This immediately leads to congruences. The natural geometric context for Laurent polynomials is toric geometry and the natural context for their variations is Gelfand-Kapranov-Zelevinsky's theory of hypergeometric functions. The aforementioned formal group law logarithm is such a GKZ hypergeometric function. This has consequences for the unit roots of L-functions.

~5PM: Piotr Achinger: A characterization of toric varieties in characteristic p

A theorem of J. F. Thomsen states that Frobenius push-forwards of line bundles on smooth toric varieties are direct sums of line bundles. Using characterization of toric varieties in terms of their Cox rings, we show that this property in fact characterizes smooth projective
toric varieties.

December 16, Seminars:

~12PM: Richard Crew: Introduction to F-isocrystals on the line

We will review basic properties of F-isocrystals on a smooth variety, with particular attention to the case of an open subset of the projective line. Topics: convergence conditions, Dwork's trick, the slope filtration, and the local monodromy theorem and its applications. If time permits we will discuss Lauder's work on the explicit computation of Frobenius matrices, and Katz's congruence formulas for the Frobenius of a curve.

~3PM: Francesco Baldassarri: Log-growth and Frobenius slope filtrations.

Convergence polygons, log-growth polygons and Frobenius slope filtrations will be explained.

~5PM: Lucia di Vizio: Galois theory of differential equations with an action of an endomorphisms.

I'll explain how one can construct a Galois theory for differential ­equations that takes into account the action of a difference operator,i.e.,  an endomorphisms, on the solutions.The theory attaches a group scheme to a differential equation, which encodes the algebraic difference relations among the solutions of the differential equation. This is typically the case of p-adic differential equation with a Frobenius structure. This is a joint work with C. Hardouin and M. Wibmer.

December 18, Conference

10:00-10:50 Lucia Di Vizio, Introduction to Frobenius in q-difference equations.
11:00-11:50 Alexei Panchishkin, TBA
12:00-12:50 Guenter Harder Modular construction of mixed motives and congruences

I will briefly describe a construction of mixed (Anderson) motives for the symplectic group $GSp_2$. These mixed motives are labelled by  automorphic cusp forms $f$ on $Sl_2$ and they are extensions of pure Tate motives. I will give a formula for the Betti-de-Rham extension classes. Some rather speculative arguments suggest that these motives "create" congruences between elliptic and Siegel modular forms. These congruences have been checked in experiments by Berstroem, Faber, van der Geer and Ghitza, Ryan and Sulon.

Lunch

14:00-15:00 Seminar on Algebra, Geometry and Physics

Jan Stienstra (Utrecht) An amazing coincidence of formulas for the unit root part of crystalline cohomology and the density of states for physical crystals.

Certain Laurent polynomials can be viewed as discretizations of a Laplace operator with quasi-periodic boundary conditions. The eigenvalue/eigenfunction equation for this situation then describes the level sets of the Laurent polynomial. The density of states is a measure for the size of these level sets as a function of the level. It can be approximated, in yet another discretization, by counting how the points of which the coordinates are N-th roots of 1 are distributed over the various level sets. The limit as N tends to infinity is also known in number theory/algebraic geometry as the Mahler measure of the Laurent polynomial. By a simple transformation which is reminiscent of the Mellin transform the formula for the density of states becomes a formula for the formal group which describes the unit root part of the crystalline cohomology of the level sets which are then viewed as hypersurfaces in a toric variety. For real solid state physics the Laurent polynomial has to be replaced by a matrix (i.e. an endomorphism of a vector bundle) over a toric variety.

16:00 Institute tea

Social event

December 19, Joint work in groups

December 20, Joint work in groups


11.15-12.15 Number theory seminar

December 21, Joint work in groups
Departure
Official closing time of MPIM at around 14:30
 

 

Hirzebruch Colloquium and Hirzebruch Lecture

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Mon, 2012-10-22 13:15 - 19:00

The Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in Bonn mourns the death of Professor Dr. Friedrich Hirzebruch who passed away on Sunday, May 27. His 85th birthday would have been on October 17, 2012. On this occasion the University of Bonn, the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics and the University Club are holding a one-day commemorative colloquium followed by the annual Hirzebruch lecture.

Friedrich Hirzebruch was born on October 17, 1927 in Hamm, Westphalia. From 1945 to 1950 he studied mathematics in Munster and Zurich. After two years in Princeton from 1952 to 1954 he was appointed as full Professor at the University of Bonn. His research interests were in the fields of topology and geometry. For his manifold achievements Friedrich Hirzebruch received a number of awards and prizes. Among others, the Grand Merit Cross with Star of the Federal Republic of Germany, the Wolf Prize for Mathematics, the Seki Takakazu Prize, the Lomonossov Gold Medal, the Albert Einstein Medal, and the Georg Cantor Medal of the Deutsche Mathematikervereinigung. He held honorary doctorates from over 14 universities. He was member of a number of Academies of Science and of the Order pour le mérite. Professor Hirzebuch is the founding director of the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics, which he headed from 1980 to 1995. His work largely influenced the development of modern mathematics. Through his personal efforts and achievements he contributed in an essential way to the reconstruction of mathematics research in Germany after World War II.

 

 

Program:

Manifolds Day

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Organiser(s): 
Peter Teichner
Date: 
Fri, 2012-09-14 (All day)
Location: 
MPIM Lecture Hall

Celebrating Matthias Kreck’s Birthday

 

For more details see: http://people.mpim-bonn.mpg.de/teichner/Math/Manifolds_Day.html

Tropical Geometry in Europe

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Organiser(s): 
Benoît Bertrand, Erwan Brugallé, Grigory Mikhalkin and Ilia Itenberg
Date: 
Fri, 2012-07-13 11:00 - 16:30
Location: 
MPIM Lecture Hall

More information on this one day event (e.g. registration) can be found on the page http://www.math.univ-toulouse.fr/~bbertrand/TGE/1207-Bonn/programme.html

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