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Topology and Geometry of Real Algebraic Varieties February 23, 2004 - February 27, 2004
Registration Deadline: February 27, 2004 about 15 years ago
To apply for Funding you must register by: November 23, 2003 over 15 years ago
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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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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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A block of rooms has been reserved at the Hotel Durant. Reservations may be made by calling 1-800-238-7268. When making reservations, guests must request the MSRI preferred rate. If you are making your reservations on line, please go to this link and enter the promo/corporate code MSRI123. Our preferred rate is $129 per night for a Deluxe Queen/King, based on availability.

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Feb 23, 2004
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
  Topology and Geometry of Real Algebraic Varieties
Grigory Mikhalkin (Université de Genève)
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
  Galois equivariant intersection homology
Joost van Hamel
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
  The amoeba of a discriminant
Timur Sadykov
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
  Real alegebraic morphisms on 2-dimensional conic bundles
Frederic Mangolte
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
  Real Fano 3-folds
Janos Kollar
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
  On braid monodromy monoid
Stepan Orevkov
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
  On several classical enumerative problems in algebraic geometry
Maxim Kazarian
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
  Cohomology characteristics of real algebraic varieties
Igor Kalinin
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
  Convex-concave hypersurfaces in real projective spaces
Dmitry Novikov
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
  A weight filtration for real algebraic varieties
Clint McCrory
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
  Real analogs of Hurwitz numbers
Boris Shapiro (University of Stockholm)
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
  Spinor states of real rational curves in real algebraic convex 3-manifolds and enumeratice invariants
Jean-Yves Welschinger
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
  Real Lefschetz pencils and genus bounds for membranes
Sergei Finashin
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
  Isotoping submanifolds to subvarieties
Henry King
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
  Topology of real tropical varieties
Ilia Itenberg
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
  A tropical computation of the Weischinger invariant
Eugenii Shustin
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
  Geometry of lagrangian submanifolds
Claude Michel Viterbo
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
  Polygon spaces
Jean-Claude Hausmann
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
  The geometry of real space curves
Johannes Huismann
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
  Arf-invariants of links and congruences for real algebraic curves
Patrick Gilmer
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
  Applications of topology and geometry to matrices
S. Friedland