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From Briancon-Skoda to Scherk-Varchenko: the story of the monodromy theorem October 31, 2012 (02:00PM PDT - 03:00PM PDT)
Location: MSRI: Simons Auditorium
Speaker(s) Duco van Straten
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In the talk I will try to explain in non-technical terms a deep and beautiful relation between the theorem of Briancon-Skoda and the monodromy of an isolated hypersurface singularity {f=0} that was discovered by John Scherk about 30 years ago. A proof of this relation involves the theory of mixed Hodge structures on the vanishing cohomology, but can be understood on an intuitive level.

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