Periods in Number Theory, Algebraic Geometry and Physics

Hausdorff Trimester Program

January 3 - April 20, 2018

Organizers: Spencer Bloch, Herbert Gangl, Vasily Golyshev, Fernando Rodriguez Villegas, Don Zagier

The word "period" is used to designate any number represented by the integral of an algebraic differential form over a cycle in an algebraic variety over \mathbb{Q} (or \overline{\mathbb{Q}}). These include many numbers of interest in number theory and mathematical physics (multiple zeta values, Mahler measures, superstring amplitudes, ...), and also have deep connections with special values of motivic L-functions.

The trimester will be divided into five "activities", each concentrating on one topic and including one or several introductory courses, and also three one-week workshops featuring lectures on current work:

Expected Participants:
Yves André, Joseph Ayoub, Alexander Beilinson, David Broadhurst, Francis Brown, José Burgos Gil, Henri Cohen, Christopher Deninger, Javier Fresán, Alexander Goncharov, Benedict Gross, Richard Hain, Annette Huber-Klawitter, Matt Kerr, Dirk Kreimer, Marc Levine, Steve Lichtenbaum, Madhav Nori, Dinakar Ramakrishnan, David Roberts, Jan Stienstra, Tomohide Terasoma, Pierre Vanhove, Wadim Zudilin