Notes of the lectures will be published shortly.
Time | June 20–22, 2016 |
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Location | Leiden University, Snellius B2 (directions) |
Organizers | Erik Visse and Wouter Zomervrucht |
Here is the list of participants.
The study of Shimura varieties is a challenging yet interesting area within algebraic geometry. Nevertheless, they are rarely treated in a mathematical training; this may be partly due to their involved definition. The current crash course intends to fill this gap. Our focus will be on motivation and examples rather than technical details. We have found four excellent speakers willing to teach: Francesca Bergamaschi, Bas Edixhoven, Arno Kret, and Lenny Taelman.
June 20 | ||
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12:15–13:00 | Bas Edixhoven | Examples of connected Shimura varieties over C |
13:45–14:30 | Bas Edixhoven | Hodge structures |
14:45–15:30 | Bas Edixhoven | The André–Oort conjecture |
15:45–16:30 | Lenny Taelman | Hermitian symmetric domains |
June 21 | ||
12:15–13:00 | Lenny Taelman | Variation of Hodge structure |
13:45–14:30 | Lenny Taelman | Moduli of K3 surfaces |
14:45–15:30 | Arno Kret | The adelic definition of Shimura varieties |
15:45–16:30 | Francesca Bergamaschi | Shimura varieties of PEL type |
June 22 | ||
13:30–14:15 | Francesca Bergamaschi | Canonical models |
14:30–15:15 | Francesca Bergamaschi | Shimura varieties in characteristic p |
15:45–16:30 | Arno Kret | Class field theory and zero-dimensional Shimura varieties |
16:45–17:30 | Arno Kret | Application to the Langlands program |
After the final lecture on Wednesday we will go for drinks to the FooBar, the bar of the Snellius building. At 20:00 there is a concluding dinner in restaurant Karalis. It is located at Doezastraat 5 in the city center of Leiden.
Directions to the Snellius building can be found here. Please note that due to construction work, some buses may be delayed or even canceled. A possible alternative is to rent a bike, for instance at EasyFiets.
We would like to thank the following institutions for supporting this crash course.