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.
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.