Organization board: Sébastien Boucksom, Yann Rollin, Carl Tipler
Scientific board: Claudio Arezzo, Olivier Biquard, Paul Gauduchon, Michael Singer
Kähler geometry is a very active research field, at the crossroads between algebraic and Riemannian geometry. Important breakthrough, that lead to solve the Yau-Tian-Donaldson conjecture in the Fano case, have been achieved recently. A spring school involving mini-lectures and talks around this thread of new ideas in Kähler geometry is organized at Nantes University. The goal of the school is to develop certain technical skills, useful to address a variety of important questions in algebraic geometry and global analysis on manifolds, aimed for PhD students and young researchers. Geometric flows, like the Kähler-Ricci flow for instance, and the associated quantification by the Donaldson dynamical system, will be among the essential tools dealt with during the school.
Conference - Teichmüller Theory in Higher Dimension and Mirror Symmetry
Teichmüller theory and mirror symmetry are very active domains. In this conference, we propose two series of lectures by two world leaders :
Misha Verbitsky on Teichmüller theory
Hirochi Iritani on mirror symmetry
Both will gave each morning an one hour lecture followed in the afternoon by more advanced results by internationnal mathematicians. The goal of this conference is to bring together matematicians from different backgrounds and also to give an overview of the subjetcs to young PhD and post-doc students.
Hiroshi Iritani, Kyoto University
Misha Verbitsky, HSE Moscow
Gaetan Borot, Max Planck Institut, Bonn
Fabrizio Catanese, University of Bayreuth
Amerik Ekaterina, University of Orsay (tbc)
Maxim Kontsevich, IHES (tbc)
Thomas Reichelt, University of Heidelberg
Claude Sabbah, Ecole polytechnique
Andrei Teleman, University of Aix-Marseille
Dimitri Zvonkine, University Pierre et Marie Curie
Organization board: Yves Coudène, François Maucourant, Françoise Pène, Barbara Schapira, Samuel Tapie
Scientific board: Jon Aaronson, Jean-Pierre Conze, Gilles Courtois, Domokos Szasz
This conference will focus on dynamical systems which naturally preserve a measure with infinite mass. These systems appear in a geometric or probabilistic context, or may come from natural sciences. When the invariant measure has infinite mass, recurrence is no longer automatic, usual mixing properties disappear and new asymptotical properties (such as rationnal ergodicity) may occur. Such systems may develop various and subtil behaviours, which could not exists in finite measure dynamics.
This conference will gather international experts on this topic, and will allow young researcher to have an easy access to the large recent developpment on such questions.
Conference - Dynamics of algebraic transformations
Organization board: Ian Biringer, Ludovic Marquis, Juan Souto
Scientific board: Uri Bader, Jeffrey F. Brock, Jean-Marc Schlenker
Numerous areas of mathematics are touched by what could be called Dynamics on representation varieties. For instance one could mention ergodic theory, Riemannian geometry, low-dimensional topology, Teichmüller theory, and so on... The aim of this workshop is to bring together graduate students, recent graduates and experts in these different areas, giving everybody ample time for discussions and collaborations. Next to a number of research talks, three mini-courses by Tsachik Gelander, Francois Labourie and Julien Marché will take place.
If you arrive in Paris either by plane or train, the simplest is to use the french high-speed train (TGV) to go to Rennes (2h15' from Montparnasse station, 3h from the Airport station).
For those landing at Charles-de-Gaulle airport, you may also use a connecting flight to Rennes.
How to reach your accomodation place
To go to the Adagio hotel from the railway station: take the subway (direction J.F. Kennedy) from station "Gares" to station "Saint-Anne", and then walk on "rue d'Antrain" street (see the map below) from "Place Saint-Anne" to the hotel.
To go to Résidence universitaire from the railway station: take bus n°1 (direction Cesson-Sévigné) from stop "Gares" to stop "Mirabeau". Then walk down to builiding D (see the map below).
How to come to the conference place
The conference will take place in amphitheater N of ESIR building (ESIR=école supérieure d'ingénieurs de Rennes) on Beaulieu Campus (campus map).
From the Adagio hotel: take bus n°31 (direction "Beaulieu Chimie") from the stop "Hôtel Dieu" to the stop "Beaulieu Chimie" . You then have to walk to ESIR building (see the map below).
From Résidence universitaire: you can walk to ESIR building (see the map below).
From the railway station: take the subway (direction J.F. Kennedy) and stop at "Republique". Then take bus n°4 (direction Beaulieu Atalante) and stop at "Beaulieu Chimie". You then have to walk to ESIR building (see the map below).
Timetables, PDF maps of the bus lines are available on the Star website (only in french sorry).
You will find information on the conference place, bus stops, restaurants etc. on the annotated map below.