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Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences

Arithmetic Geometry

5 January - 3 July 1998

Organisers: J-L Colliot-Thélène (Orsay); J Nekovár (Cambridge); C Soulé (IHES)

EC Summer School

Arithmetic Geometry

Part I : Instructional conference: Current trends in arithmetical algebraic geometry

23 - 28 March 1998

Complete programme

This meeting comprises an advanced school that presents an account of several aspects of arithmetical algebraic geometry, including special values of L-functions, theory of motives and the study of rational points on varieties over number fields. The school is aimed at advanced graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and researchers. The core of the meeting will consist of four series of lectures.

Organizing Committee:

J-L Colliot-Thélène (Orsay), J Nekovár (Cambridge), C Soulé (IHES)

Lecturers:

AB Goncharov (Brown) : Polylogarithms, motivic complexes and values of L-functions

M Nakamaye (Harvard): Diophantine Approximation on Algebraic Varieties

P Salberger (Göteborg): Manin's conjectures on rational points of bounded height

V Voevodsky (Northwestern): Motivic homotopy theory

This conference is the first part of an EC Summer School on Arithmetic Geometry, one of the activities of the programme on Arithmetic Geometry at the Newton Institute (organizers: J-L Colliot-Thélène, J Nekovár, C Soulé). Part two is a conference Rational Points to be held the week after, from 30 March to 4 April 1998.

Grants: The conference is supported by a grant from the European Community which will provide funding towards the registration, travel and subsistence costs of selected young (under 35 years) participants. Applications from women and anyone living in Greece, Ireland and Portugal and other less favoured regions of the European Community are particularly encouraged.

Other limited funds exist for participants from outside the EC. Self-supporting applicants of any age and nationality are welcome.

Applications: The workshop will take place at the Newton Institute and accommodation for participants will be provided at Wolfson Court, adjacent to the Institute. The conference package costs £280 for one week and £520 for two weeks, which includes registration fees, accommodation, breakfast and evening meals plus lunch and refreshments during the days that lectures take place.

Completed application forms should be sent to Heather Dawson at the above address. Closing Date for the receipt of applications is 30 November 1997

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