May 20, 2018


April 14-15, 2012
Workshop on Algebraic Varieties
Fields Institute

Organized by James D. Lewis (Alberta) and Noriko Yui (Queen's)

If you are interested in giving a lecture (or lectures), please send email to one of us.
Noriko Yui ( James D. Lewis ( .
These weekend workshops are self-supporting workshops.


Abstracts available in PDF here:

April 14, 2012
9:30 am Ling Long (Iowa State University)
Some supercongruences arising from K3 surfaces
10:30 am Greg Pearlstein (Michigan State University)
Boundary components of Mumford-Tate domains
11:30 am Chung Pang Mok (McMaster University)
Endoscopic classification of automorphic representations on unitary groups
and applications
12:30 – 2:30 pm Lunch
2:30 pm Doug Haessig (University of Rochester)
L-functions of families of exponential sums
3:30 pm

Jean-Marc Fontaine (University of Paris-Sud/The Fields Institute)
Vector bundles and p-adic Galois representations

4:30 pm James Lewis (University of Alberta)
Abel-Jacobi equivalence and a variant of the Beilinson-Hodge conjecture
6:00 pm Dinner
April 15, 2012
9:30 am Noriko Yui (Queen’s University)
Quadratic twists of rigid Calabi-Yau threefolds over the rationals
10:30 am Jorge Plazas (The Fields Institute)
Noncommutative Spaces and Monstrous Moonshine
11:30 pm Brent Pym (University of Toronto)
Residues of Poisson structures and applications
12:30 pm Chuck Doran, University of Alberta
Modularity of Fano Varieties
1:30 pm Informal Discussion

November 19-20, 2011
Workshop on Algebraic Varieties

Abstracts available in PDF here:

November 19, 2011
9:30 AM Ling Long (Iowa State University)
Some automorphic results on Galois representations and applications
10:30 am Greg Pearlstein (Michigan State University)
Normal functions and the Hodge conjecture
11:30 am Matt Kerr (Washington University at St Loius)
Special values of automorphic cohomology classes
12:30– 2:30 pm Lunch
2:30 pm Xenia de la Ossa (Oxford University and Perimeter Institute)
Geometry and Connectedness of Heterotic String Compactifications with Fluxes
3:30 pm

Philip Candelas, (Oxford University and Perimeter Institute)
Vacuum States of String Theory

4:30 pm Doug Haessig (University of Rochester)
Unit roots everywhere!
(aka. Variation of the unit ro ot of a family of unit root L-functions)
6:00 pm Workshop Dinner
November 20, 2011
9:30 am Richard Garavuso (University of Alberta)
Hori-Vafa mirror periods, Picard-Fuchs equations, and Berglund–H¨ubsch–Krawitz duality
10:30 am Ruxandra Moraru (University of Waterloo)
Compact moduli spaces of stable bundles on Kodaira surfaces
11:30 pm Changlong Zhoug (University of Ottawa)
Comparison Dualizing Complexes
12:30 pm Marco Gualtieri (University of Toronto)
Deformations of generalized Kahler manifolds
1:30 pm Steven Rayan (University of Toronto)
Betti numbers of twisted Higgs moduli spaces at genus 0, through quivers
Afternoon Informal Discussions

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