Summer School on Motives of Projective Homogeneous Varieties
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Sep 17, 2007 09:00 AM
to Sep 21, 2007 03:00 PM 
Where  Mainz 
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This is a summer school activity of the SFB/TR 45 financed by Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft. It will take place September 1721, 2007 at the University of Mainz. The workshop is intended to improve the training of PhD students and postdocs in the area, in particular of those inside the SFB/TR 45.
Speakers
Stefan Gille, Nikita Semenov, Kirill Zainoulline, Markus Rost.
Abstract
Recent developments in the theory of quadratic forms, Milnor KTheory and Galois cohomology rises several natural questions concerning the structure of the category of Chow motives. The main question is how to describe its set of generators and relations. Namely, given a variety X to find all possible motivic decompositions of X. In the present workshop we will focus on this question for motives of varieties which admit an action of an algebraic group G. We also discuss relations with torsion indices, canonical dimensions and cohomological invariants.
Here is a more detailed outline of the workshop.
Prerequisites
Basic Algebraic Geometry (e.g. level of the book by Hartshorne)
Content of Lectures
There a series of lectures in the morning, examples, discussions and exercise sessions in the afternoon. On Wednesday there will be a free afternoon.
Programme
Lectures are in room 05426, Staudingerweg 9, 55099 Mainz, here is a Timetable for Lectures.
List of Participants
Financial Support and Applications
Full financial support is available for members of the SFB/TR 45. We will provide financial assistance for other participants, too. Applications for this workshop can be sent to Jutta Gonska (gonska@mathematik.unimainz.de).
Travel Information
From the airport to Mainz train station: Use SBahn 8 (regional train) from airport train station platform 3 (direction Wiesbaden) in Terminal 1. There is a train every 30 minutes. There is another train going to MainzKastel, where you need to change to a bus connection to get to the station. The ticket vending machines (in the room above the platform) have a button for Mainz (press 65, then Einzelfahrt, Erwachsene, pay).