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Introductory Workshop in Hyperplane Arrangements and Applications August 23, 2004 - August 27, 2004
Registration Deadline: August 27, 2004 almost 10 years ago
To apply for Funding you must register by: May 23, 2004 about 10 years ago
Parent Program: Hyperplane Arrangements and Application
Organizers Michael Falk, Peter Orlik (Chair), Alexander Suciu, Hiroaki Terao, and SergeyYuzvinsky
Speaker(s) No Speakers Assigned Yet.
Description

From its origins in the study of braids, discriminants, and configuration spaces, there has developed a rich and rapidly-growing theory of complex hyperplane arrangements. Among its many attractive features, perhaps the main one is the strong interaction between the topological, geometric, algebraic, combinatorial, and analytic aspects of arrangements. Arrangements play vital roles in many different areas, and provide a fertile source of examples and problems to which one may apply one's "favorite tool", often with positive results. Techniques developed for the study of arrangements have been successfully exported to other settings. With a history that reaches back only thirty-five years, this relatively young field affords many opportunities for newcomers. This workshop is intended as an introduction to the theory of hyperplane arrangements for mathematical scientists not (yet) active in the field, or just entering it; aimed particularly at graduate students and postdocs and at researchers who may already be working in other but related areas. Talks will range from introductory lectures on the history and main "classical" results, to surveys of the most active areas of current research, to talks by younger researchers on important recent advances. Speakers: Daniel C. Cohen (Louisiana State University) Graham Denham (University of Western Ontario) Michael Falk (Northern Arizona University) Daniel Matei (MSRI) Stefan Papadima (Romanian Institute of Mathematics) Richard Randell (University of Iowa) Hal Schenck (Texas A&M University) Alexandru Suciu (Northeastern University) Hiroaki Terao (Tokyo Metropolitan University) Masahiko Yoshinaga (RIMS) Sergey Yuzvinsky (University of Oregon)


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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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Aug 23, 2004
Monday
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Introduction: The Combinatorics and Topology of Hyperplane Arrangements
Michael Falk (Northern Arizona University)
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
  Orlik-Solomon Algebras from Different Angles
Sergey Yuzvinsky (University of Oregon)
03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
  Free Arrangements of Hyperplanes (A Survey)
Hiroaki Terao (Hokkaido University)
Aug 24, 2004
Tuesday
09:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  Fundamental Group and Characteristic Varieties
Alexandru Suciu (Northeastern University)
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Local Systems on Complements of Arrangements
Daniel Cohen (Louisiana State University)
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
  Fibrations, Isotopies and Cell Structures on Arrangements
Richard Randell
03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
  Hypergeometric Integrals and Arrangements of Hyperplanes ( An Introduction Using the Classical Examples)
Hiroaki Terao (Hokkaido University)
Aug 25, 2004
Wednesday
09:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  Resonance Varieties
Michael Falk (Northern Arizona University)
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Arrangements and Massey Products
Daniel Matei
Aug 26, 2004
Thursday
09:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  Lie Algebras Associated to Arrangements
Alexandru Suciu (Northeastern University)
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Koszul Duality and the Homotopy Lie Algebra
Graham Denham
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
  Applications of Morse Theory
Stefan Papadima
03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
  Commutative and Homological Methods for Hyperplane Arrangements
Henry Schenck
Aug 27, 2004
Friday
09:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  Boundary Manifolds of Arrangements
Daniel Cohen (Louisiana State University)
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Arrangements and Vector Bundles
Masahiko Yoshinaga
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
  Problems and Demo I
Multiple Speakers
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
  Problems and Demo II
Multiple Speakers