Hodge Theory and Classical Algebraic Geometry

The Ohio State University, May 13-15, 2013

                      threefoldThe topic of the conference is Hodge theory, classical algebraic geometry, and the interactions between them. Hodge theory is a powerful tool for the study and classification of algebraic varieties, the Hodge conjecture being one of the main focus points of research in the area.  The influence of Hodge theory on classical algebraic geometry has been greatest in the study of abelian varieties, in moduli problems, and in the area of algebraic cycles. Hodge theory now also plays an important role in string theory, especially in mirror symmetry.

The aim of the conference is to bring together experts on various aspects of Hodge theory and algebraic geometry, to present a comprehensive picture of recent developments, and to outline a vision for the future of the field.

Invited speakers

Valery Alexeev (University of Georgia)
Enrico Arbarello (Università di Roma "La Sapienza")
Aaron Bertram (University of Utah)
James Carlson
Herb Clemens (Ohio State University)
Mark Green (UC Los Angeles)
Phillip Griffiths (Institute for Advanced Study)
Christopher Hacon (University of Utah)
Elham Izadi (University of Georgia & UC San Diego)
János Kollár (Princeton University)
Matilde Marcolli (Caltech)
John Morgan (Stony Brook University)
David Morrison (UC Santa Barbara)
Tony Pantev (University of Pennsylvania)
Ziv Ran (UC Riverside)
Wilfried Schmid (Harvard University)
Christian Schnell (Stony Brook University)

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