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Topology and Geometry of Real Algebraic Varieties February 23, 2004 - February 27, 2004
Registration Deadline: February 27, 2004 almost 11 years ago
To apply for Funding you must register by: November 23, 2003 about 11 years ago
Parent Program: Topological Aspects of Real Algebraic Geometry
Organizers Viatcheslav Kharlamov, Boris Shapiro, and Oleg Viro

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The topological study of real algebraic varieties originated in work of Harnack, Klein, and Hilbert in the late 19th century on real algebraic plane curves. Current interest involves many different, but interacting topics including real algebraic varieties in higher dimensions, real J-holomorphic curves and real symplectic geometry, enumerative real algebraic geometry, constructions of varieties with prescribed topology, amoebas, and tropical algebraic geometry. The aim of the workshop is to highlight these developments under the general title of Topology and geometry of real algebraic varieties. A (preliminary) list of invited speakers includes:

  • F. Catanese (Bayreuth)
  • A. Eremenko (Purdue)
  • C. Viterbo (Orsay)
  • C. McCrory (Athens, GA)
  • G. Mikhalkin (Salt Lake City, St.Petersburg)
  • S. Orevkov (Toulouse)
  • M. Passare (Stockholm)
  • J. Welschinger (Lyon)

The conference will also include shorter talks by others.

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To apply for funding, you must register by the funding application deadline displayed above.

Students, recent Ph.D.'s, women, and members of underrepresented minorities are particularly encouraged to apply. Funding awards are typically made 6 weeks before the workshop begins. Requests received after the funding deadline are considered only if additional funds become available.

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