### Abstracts

November 7, 2003

**Ilia Zharkov**, Harvard University

*Integral Kähler affine structures*

Integral Kähler affine structures on spheres with singularities
in codimension 2 arise in the metric limit of maximally degenerate Calabi-Yau
families. I will describe some examples of such structures and discuss
an analog of the Calabi conjecture in this affine setting as well as
several other open questions.

November 21, 2003

**Kiumars Kaveh**, University of British Columbia

*Vector Fields and Cohomology Ring of Toric Varieties*

The general results of Carrell and Lieberman give an interesting relationship
between the zero scheme of a vector field and the cohomology ring of
the underlying variety. We explain these results in the case of toric
varieties. We give an interesting connection with Brion's description
of the polytope algebra.

December 12, 2003

**Georges Comte**, University of Nice

*Local invariants and regularity conditions in real geometry*

For any germ of subanalytic sets (or definable sets), we define two
finite sequences of new numerical invariants. The invariants of the
first sequence are obtained by localizing the classical Lipschitz-Killing
curvatures (using Thom-Mather lemma). The invariants of the second sequence
are of "polar" nature (connected to the geometry of the discriminants
of projections of the germ). We prove that each invariant of one sequence
is a linear combination, with universal coefficients, of invariants
of the second one. Then we prove that our sequences (as mappings depending
on the base-point of the germ) are continuous along Verdier strata of
a closed set.

January 16, 2003

**Dan Miller**, University of Toronto

*A Preparation Theorem for Weierstrass Systems*

The globally subanalytic sets can viewed as the definable sets of the
real ordered field with restricted analytic functions. By adding division
and all nth roots into the language, Van den Dries, Macintrye and Marker
showed a very strong quantifier elimination result: all globally subanalytic
functions are piecewise given by terms in this expanded language. Their
proof used model theoretic techniques. Lion and Rolin then supplied
a purely geometric proof by showing that the globally subanalytic function
have a certain preparation theorem. This talk discusses an adaptation
of Lion and Rolin's proof which shows that their preparation theorem
holds for the collection of definable functions in any expansion of
the real orderd field by a system of restricted analytic functions closed
under differentiation, composition and Weierstrass preparation.

January 30, 2004 -- 10:30 a.m.

**Yoav Yaffe**, McMaster University

*A version of Hensel's lemma for partial differential fields*

The concept of a valued partial differential field (VPDF) arises quite
naturally when one studies differential equations on an algebraic variety
which has a "very small" dimension. The first step of analyzing
VPDFs, from a model theoretic point of view, is attempting to find a
model completion, i.e. determine whether the class of existentially
closed VPDFs is an elementary class.

February 27, 2004 -- 10:30 a.m.

**Chris Miller**, The Ohio State University

*Expansions of o-minimal structures by logarithmic spirals*

Let M be an o-minimal expansion of the field of real numbers and S be
a logarithmic spiral. It turns out that the expansion (M,S) has a reasonable
model theory relative to that of M provided that M defines restricted
exponentiation and restricted sine but defines no irrational power functions
(e.g., if M is the expansion of the real field by all globally subanalytic
sets). I will outline a model-theoretic proof of this fact (no "standard"
proof is known, as far as I know) and discuss some consequences for
the definable sets in (M,S).

March 5, 2004

**Raf Cluckers**, Ecole Normale Superieure

*Constructible motivic functions and motivic integration*

I will present a totally new framework of motivic integration for
a new class of functions, which is joint work with F. Loeser. It generalizes
the motivic integrals introduced by Kontsevich, Denef, and Loeser to
a relative framework (i.e. depending on parameters). It avoids the use
of a completional process and it can be specialised to any of the classical
constructions of (non-relative) motivic integrals (both classical and
arithmetic integration), as well as to (relative) p-adic integrals for
p big enough. In this setting a very general change of variables formula
is obtained.

I will explain why this construction works, how completion can be avoided,
how a general change of variables is proved, and how a Fubini theorem
is obtained. Most of this relies on cell decomposition for valued Henselian
fields. I will also explain Serre's construction of an induced measure
on an analytic subset of affine space over the p-adic numbers.

This framework opens the way for studying (relative) motivic oscillatory
integrals which specialize to (relative) p-adic oscillatory integrals
for p big enough.

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March 12, 2004 -- 10:30 a.m.

**Jean-Philippe Rolin**, Université de Bourgogne

*New results on oscillating curves*

We prove that, under certain conditions, the trajectories of analytic
real vector fields belong to an o-minimal structure. This result gives
easy examples of pairs of o-minimal structures which do not admit any
common o-minimal expansion. Moreover, it can be shown that an analytic
vector field in Euclidean 3-space can be desingularized "along"
any non-oscillating trajectory.

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