From Quadratic Forms to Algebraic Groups


Sunday afternoon

Welcome drink in the Centro Stefano Franscini at 18:30 and dinner at 19:30. (Please note the change.)
A shuttle bus for those participants staying at hotels will be available.

Monday morning

Start 9:00 Auditorium:
Welcome address by Mrs Lafranchi, CSF representative.


Monday 19 Tuesday 20 Wednesday 21 Thursday 22 Friday 23
9:15 - 10:15 Serre (1/3) Serre (2/3) Serre (3/3) Karpenko (2/3) Karpenko (3/3)
10:15 - 10:45 Coffee break Coffee break Coffee break Coffee break Coffee break
10:45 - 11:45 Vishik (1/3) Karpenko (1/3) Vishik (2/3) Vishik (3/3) Colliot-Thélène
12:00 Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
13:45 - 14:45 Hoffmann Merkurjev Walk to Ronco Kraft Rost
15:00 - 16:00 Tignol Kahn Gille Good-bye coffee
16:00 - 16:30 Coffee break Coffee break Coffee break Departure
16:30 - 17:30 Walter Panin Parimala
17:30 - 19:00 Free time Free time Free time
19:00 Dinner Dinner Dinner Dinner

All talks will take place in the Auditorium. Other rooms will be available for smaller groups.


Here is a PDF document with titles and abstracts.


Nikita Karpenko: "Canonical dimension"

Jean-Pierre Serre: "Cohomology invariants, Witt invariants and trace forms"

Alexander Vishik: "Elementary discrete invariant of quadrics and u-invariant of fields"


Jean-Louis Colliot-Thélène: "Obstructions de réciprocité pour les points entiers des espaces homogènes et représentation des formes quadratiques entières"

Philippe Gille: "Lower bounds for the essential dimension of reductive groups"

Detlev Hoffmann: "Isomorphism criteria for Witt rings of real fields and reduced Witt rings"

Bruno Kahn: "The Brauer group and indecomposable (2,1) cycles"

Hanspeter Kraft: "Essential dimension: An approach via classical invariant theory"

Alexander Merkurjev: "Unramified cohomology of algebraic varieties"

Ivan Panin: "On relation of the algebraic cobordism to the Quillen K-theory"

Parimala: "Symplectic discriminant"

Markus Rost: "Galois cohomology and cycles"

Jean-Pierre Tignol: "Octagons of Witt groups"

Charles Walter: "Witt groups of quadrics"

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