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Conference "Geometry in History"

IRMA, June 11-12 2015

The conference "Geometry in History" will take place at Institut de Recherche Mathématique Avancée (University of Strasbourg and CNRS) on June 11-12, 2015.

Organizers : S.G. Dani (Bombay) and A. Papadopoulos (Strasbourg)

Each talk will present a major geometrical idea in a historical context together with its modern ramifications. The talks are given by mathematicians.

The speakers will include :

- N. A’Campo (Basel)
- J.-P Bourguignon (IHES)
- C. Frances (Strasbourg)
- L. Ji (Ann Arbor)
- K. Ohshika (Osaka)
- V. Poenaru (Orsay)
- N. Schappacher (Strasbourg)
- A. Sossinsky (Moscow)
- T. Sunada (Tokyo)
- J. Vargas (PST Associates, LLC, USA)

The talks will be in English and they are intended for a general audience.

Graduate students and young mathematicians are welcome. Registration is required (and free of charge) at this link. Hotel booking can be asked for through the registration link.

For practical matters and other questions please contact the organizers :
- Shrikrishna Dani : shrigodani@gmail.com
- Athanase Papadopoulos : athanase.papadopoulos@math.unistra.fr

PROGRAMME


11 juin 2015

09h00

Ken'ichi Ohshika - Osaka

The origin of the notion of manifold

10h00

Coffee Break

10h30

Alexey Sossinsky - Independent University of Moscow

On the approval of non-Euclidean geometries by the mathematical community

11h30

Charles Frances - Strasbourg

Cartan geometries : some classical and recent aspects

14h00

Lizhen Ji - Ann Arbor

A short history of moduli and Teichmueller spaces

15h00

Coffee Break

15h30

Valentin Poenaru - (Orsay)

A fast glimpse into the big problems of four dimensions

19h30

Conference Dinner

Restaurant "Au Petit Bois vert", quartier Petite France. Everybody is invited. We shall leave IRMA at 19:00


12 juin 2015

09h00

Jean-Pierre Bourguignon - IHES et Bruxelles

Parallel Transport and Holonomy, between Mathematics and Physics

10h00

Coffee Break

10h30

Jose G. Vargas - PST Associates, LLC (USA)

From Grassmann to Kaehler, through Clifford and Elie Cartan

11h30

Toshikazu Sunada - Meiji University, Tokyo

Riemann sums and near quasicrystals

14h30

Norbert Schappacher - Strasbourg

Critical moments from the History of Intersection Theory, 1890 - 1990

15h30

Coffee Break

16h00

Tom Archibald - (Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada)

Counterexamples in Weierstrass’ Work (This talk is part of the IRMA colloquium series talks)

Dernière mise à jour le 23-03-2015