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Hodge Theory in a New Century

A Euro Conference celebrating the Centenary of
Sir William Hodge (1903-1975)

Edinburgh, 20-26 July 2003

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Scientific Programme

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TIMETABLE

Lectures take place in the Theatre of the Michael Swann Building Lectures take place in the Theatre of the Michael Swann Building

Q&A Sessions and afternoon coffee take place in the James Clerk Maxwell Building (JCMB)

Sunday 20 July
from 1830 Welcome/Registration Buffet in St Leonards Hall, Pollock Halls

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Monday 21 July
0915–0945 Registration outside the Swann Lecture Theatre (for those who could not attend the Buffet on 20 July)
0945–1000 Sir Michael Atiyah
Welcome and administrative details
1000–1100 Phillip Griffiths
Hodge Theory and geometry
1100–1130 Coffee in foyer of Swann Theatre
1130–1230 Alexander Beilinson
tba
1230–1430 Lunch Break. Lunch available at KB House
1430–1530 Mark Green
Higher invariants of Chow groups
1530–1600 Coffee in Room 5215 of JCMB
1600–1730 Informal seminars (in Swann Theatre)Q & A Sessions in Room 5326 of JCMB

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Tuesday 22 July
1000–1100 Jeff Cheeger
Hodge theory on singular spaces with special holonomy?
1100–1130 Coffee in foyer of Swann Theatre
1130–1230 Christophe Soulé
On the support of torsion classes in the cohomology of complex manifolds
1230–1400 Lunch Break. Lunch available at KB House
London Mathematical Society and Edinburgh Mathematical Society Joint Meeting
1400–1415 LMS/EMS Business
1415–1515 Michael Atiyah
Sir William Hodge – the man and the mathematician
1515–1600 Roger Penrose
Mathematical experiences as a Cambridge research student under William Hodge
1600–1645 Tea in the foyer of the Swann Theatre
1645–1730 Fritz Hirzebruch
Hodge numbers, Chern numbers, Catalan numbers
1730 Joint LMS/EMS meeting closes
1930 for 2000 Reception hosted by the University of Edinburgh in the Raeburn Room of Old College (1930 onwards), followed by the Conference Dinner in the nearby Playfair Library (2000)

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Wednesday 23 July
1000–1100 Edward Witten
Chiral rings
1100–1130 Coffee in foyer of Swann Theatre
1130–1230 David Morrison
Kähler metrics and birational geometry
1230–1430 Lunch Break. Lunch available at KB House
Discussion afternoon
1430–1530 Simon Donaldson
Perelman’s work on the Poincaré conjecture
1530–1630 Opportunity for discussion
1630 Tea/coffee available in Room 5215 of JCMB

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Thursday 24 July
1000–1100 Simon Donaldson
Hodge, Lefschetz and differentiable 4-manifolds
1100–1130 Coffee in foyer of Swann Theatre
1130–1230 Dusa McDuff
Comparing Kähler and symplectic topology
1230–1430 Lunch Break. Lunch available at KB House
1430–1530 Wilfried Schmid
Some musings about Hodge theory and unitary representations
1530–1600 Coffee in Room 5215 of JCMB
1600–1730 Informal seminars (in Swann Theatre)
Q & A Sessions in Room 5326 of JCMB

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Friday 25 July
1000–1100 Maxim Kontsevich
Hodge structures in noncommutative algebraic geometry
1100–1130 Coffee in foyer of Swann Theatre
1130–1230 Claire Voisin
Hodge classes on Kaehler and projective manifolds
1230–1430 Lunch Break. Lunch available at KB House
1430–1530 Spencer Bloch
Periods for differential equations
1530–1600 Coffee in Room 5215 of JCMB
1600–1730 Informal seminars (in Swann Theatre)
Q & A Sessions in Room 5326 of JCMB

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Saturday 26 July
1000-1600 ICMS – 14 India Street – will be open for visitors

The common room in Grant House (Pollock Halls) will be available all day for informal discussion.

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Speakers
Michael Atiyah (Edinburgh)
Alexander Beilinson (Chicago)
Spencer Bloch (Chicago)
Jeff Cheeger (Courant)
Simon Donaldson (Imperial)
Mark Green (UCLA)
Philip Griffiths (IAS, Princeton)
Fritz Hirzebruch (Bonn)
Maxim Kontsevich (IHES)
Dusa McDuff (Stony Brook)
David Morrison (Duke)
Roger Penrose (Oxford)
Wilfried Schmid (Harvard)
Christophe Soulé (IHES)
Claire Voisin (Paris VII)
Edward Witten (IAS, Princeton)

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PARTICIPANTS - 17 July 2003

Name Institution
Akaki, Tikaradze University of Chicago
Albuquerque, Rui Universidade de Evora
Allaud, Emmanuel Université Paul Sabatier
Ambro, Florin University of Cambridge
Bahraini, Alireza Institut de Mathématiques, Paris
Barden, Dennis Pembroke/Girton Colleges Cambridge
Beilinson, Alexander University of Chicago
Bielawski, Roger University of Glasgow
Bloch, Spencer University of Chicago
Boissiere, Samuel Université de Nantes
Bondal, Alexei Steklov Institute
Boucksom, Sebastien Imperial College
Bourguignon, Jean Pierre Institut des Hautes Études Scientifiques
Bournaveas, Nikolaos University of Edinburgh
Braden, Harry University of Edinburgh
Bridgeland, Tom University of Edinburgh
Bruenjes, Lars University of Cambridge
Castano-Bernard, Ricardo ICTP, Trieste
Cheeger, Jeff Courant Institute/Renaissance Technolgies
Coates, Tom Harvard University and CMI
Conte, Alberto Universita' di Torino
Costello, Kevin University of Cambridge
Dammerman, Brandon University of Oxford
Dancer, Andrew University of Oxford
Donaldson, Simon Imperial College
Figueroa-O'Farrill, Jose Miguel University of Edinburgh
Fine, Joel Imperial College
Garling, Ben University of Cambridge
Green, Mark UCLA
Griffiths, Phillip Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton
Guillot, Pierre University of Cambridge
Haire, Timothy J University of Cambridge
Halliday, Sam Heriot Watt University
Hansen, Soeren Kold University of Edinburgh
Hirzebruch, Fritz Max-Planck-Institut für Mathematik
Hodge, Thomas Imperial College
Kang, Hyunsuk University of Cambridge
Kaplan, Aroldo U. of Massachusetts/U. of Cordoba
Kokarev, Gerasim Heriot-Watt University
Kontsevich, Maxim Institut des Hautes Études Scientifiques
Lattarulo, Michele Universita di Genova
Lickorish, Raymond Cambridge Universtiy
Madonna, Carlo University of Ferrara
Maldonado-Mercado, Cesar University of Glasgow
Mann, Elizabeth Oxford University
Marchisio, Marina Universita' di Torino
Martínez, Cristina Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
Matessi, Diego Imperial College
Maulik, Davesh Oxford University
McDuff, Dusa SUNY at Stony Brook
McKay, John Concordia University
McQuillan, William  
Morrison, David Duke University
Mourougane, Christophe Institut de Mathématiques de Jussieu
Nash, Oliver University of Oxford
Nieper-Wißkirchen, Marc University of Cambridge
O'Donnell, Peter Anglia Polytechnic University
Penrose, Roger University of Oxford
Perutz, Tim Imperial College London
Philip, Simon University of Edinburgh
Rajaniemi, Hannu University of Edinburgh
Ramon-Mari, Jose J University of Durham
Ranicki, Andrew University of Edinburgh
Ravindra, Girivaru Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai
Raza, Aleksis Imperial College
Rees, Elmer University of Edinburgh
Rochon, Frederic Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Ross, Julius Imperial College
Sabbah, Claude CNRS
Schmid, Wilfried Harvard University
Segal, Graeme Oxford University
Shirvani, Mazi University of Alberta
Simms, David Trinity College Dublin
Singer, Michael University of Edinburgh
Somberg, Petr Charles University, Praha
Soucek, Vladimir Charles University, Praha
Soulé, Christophe CNRS/IHES
Svensson, Martin Lund University
Thomas, Richard Imperial College
Totaro, Burt University of Cambridge
Tweedale, Michael Imperial College London
Voisin, Claire Université de Paris VI
Watterson, Voirrey Edinburgh University
Wendland, Katrin University of Warwick
Wilton, Henry Imperial College
Witten, Edward Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton


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