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The Fields workshop on algebraic and geometric invariants of linear algebraic groups and homogeneous spaces

Month: May 2014

Date: May 23--26

Name: The Fields workshop on algebraic and geometric invariants of linear algebraic groups and homogeneous spaces

Location: University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.


Description

In the last 10-15 years the theory of linear algebraic groups has witnessed an intrusion of the cohomological methods of modern algebraic geometry and algebraic topology. These new methods have led to breakthroughs on a number of classical problems in algebra, which are beyond the reach of earlier purely algebraic techniques. The workshop will focus at the following new emerging techniques and applications: i) The proof of the Grothendieck-Serre conjecture based on the theory of affine Grassmannians. ii) Computation of generalized equivariant cohomology of projective homogeneous and toric varieties. The workshop is supported by the Fields Institute.

Information

http://www.fields.utoronto.ca/programs/scientific/13-14/invariants/