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Geometry Seminars for Michaelmas Term 2003

  • Past geometry seminars

  • The geometry seminar meets at 3pm on Wednesdays in Meeting Room MR13, Pavilion E, (the "Geometry Institute"). On some days there are two talks; the second talk is at 4pm.
    Organizers: A Corti, A Kovalev, B Totaro.

    Wednesday 15 October

    Gabriel Paternain (Cambridge)
    Obstructions to zero entropy and closed geodesics

    Wednesday 22 October

    Vasily Golyshev (Moscow)
    Equations DN, modular equations D3 and Fano 3-folds: introduction and the main conjecture

    Wednesday 29 October

    Gerd Faltings (Bonn)
    p-adic Hodge theory II

    Wednesday 5 November

    Burt Totaro (Cambridge)
    Manifolds with nonnegative curvature and the classification of biquotient manifolds

    Wednesday 12 November, Meeting Room 5

    Daryl Cooper (Santa Barbara)
    The geometrization program for 3-manifolds

    Wednesday 19 November

    Dmitri Alekseevsky (Hull)
    Quaternionic and para-quaternionic CR manifolds (some examples of Einstein metrics)

    Wednesday 26 November

    Michael Farber (Durham)
    Topology of convex billiards

    Thursday 4 December, 2.30pm

    Bert van Geemen (Milan)
    Moduli of cubic surfaces via K3 surfaces