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**Workshop "Multiple Zeta-Values"**

This workshop is organized by J. Ayoub, S.O. Gorchinskiy, G. Wüstholz (Chair) within the ProDoc module. It takes place from September 2-7, 2012 at the Hotel Böglerhof in Alpbach/Tyrol, Austria.

The goal of this workshop is to study the motivic approach to multiple zeta values (MZV's) including the recent advances due to Francis Brown. Basically, we will follow the presentation of Deligne [1]. We also refer to the foundational paper [2] for many preliminary facts concerning the motivic fundamental group of the projective line without three points and the appearence of MZV's in this context.

The program consists of 13 talks by 90 minutes. Each talk is provided with a detailed plan and description in the program below. All statements are expected to be proved or at least explained if the converse is not mentioned. For most of them, hints and ideas can be found in the program as well as in the cited papers. The speakers of the workshop are urged to start preparing their talks as soon as possible. The preparation assumes a creative work with making sort of exercises and compiling various sources and melting them under common notation and concepts of the workshop. The division of talks is tentative, and the speakers of adjacent talks can exchange some of the material to be covered. The difficulty of most talks is rather conecptual than technical. In case help is needed, everbody is welcome to contact: Joseph Ayoub or Sergey Gorchinskiy.

We assume familiarity with the following notions (some if this will be recalled in a pre-workshop, which is scheduled for Tuesday, 28.8., 10am-1pm and Wednesday, 29.8., 3-7pm in HG G19.2; the talks will be given by Brent Doran and Sergey Gorschinskiy): fundamental groups, path spaces, filtered vector spaces, Betti cohomology, (algebraic) de Rham cohomology, mixed Hodge structures, periods, linear algebraic groups (mostly unipotent), Lie algebras, Hopf algebras, dg-algebras, total complexes of bicomplexes. Some familiarity with simplicial and cosimplicial objects, sheaves and local systems will be certainly useful.

**Participants:**

Joseph Ayoub

Utsav Choudhury

Brent Doran

Bledar Fazlija

Andrea Ferraguti

Clemens Fuchs (Salzburg)

Javier Fresán (Paris)

Martin Gallauer

Sergey Gorchinskiy (Moscow)

Fritz Hörmann (Freiburg)

Mario Huicochea

Rafael von Känel (Paris)

Alban Krauth

Andrew Kresch

Lars Kühne

Stefan Müller-Stach (Mainz)

Roland Paulin

Simon Pepin Lehalleur

Maximilian Preisinger (Mainz)

Sergey Rybakov (Moscow)

Sonia Samol (Mainz)

Jonathan Skowera

Petra Tadic (Zagreb)

Alberto Vezzani

Konrad Völkel (Freiburg)

Thomas Weissschuh (Mainz)

Gisbert Wüstholz

Jun Yu

**Program:**

The program will start on Sunday evening, the first talk is scheduled for 17:15 - 18:45. For the detailed program of the planned talks see here (version from September 16, 2012): Program-2012

Schedule:

09:00 - 10:30: First talk

10:30 - 11:00: Coffee break

11:00 - 12:30: Second talk

12:45: Lunch

13:45 - 15:15: Third talk

15:30 - 18:00: Time for informal discussion

19:00: Dinner

**Lecture Notes:**

Notes taken by J. Skowera during the week are available here.

**Literature:**

[1] P. Deligne: Multizetas, d'apres Francis Brown, Seminaire Bourbaki, Janvier 2012, 64eme annee, 2011-2012, Exp. 1048; PDF

[2] P. Deligne, A. Goncharov: Groupes fondamentaux motiviques de Tate mixte, Ann. Sci. Ecole Norm. Sup. 38 (2005), 1-56; arXiv:math/0302267; PDF

[3] D. Zagier: Evaluation of the multiple zeta value zeta(2,...,2,3,2,...,2), Ann. Math. 175 (2012), 977-1000; PDF

[4] P. Deligne: Categories tannakiennes, Grothendieck Festschrift Vol. II, Progr. Math. 87 (1990), 111-195

[5] A. Lubotsky, A. Magid: Cohomology of unipotent and prounipotent groups, J. of Algebra 74 (1982), 76-95

[6] C. Peters, J. Steenbrink: Mixed Hodge Structures, Springer, 2008

More references can be found in the detailed program (by J. Ayoub and S. Gorchinskiy): PDF

Back to the main page.

This workshop is organized by J. Ayoub, S.O. Gorchinskiy, G. Wüstholz (Chair) within the ProDoc module. It takes place from September 2-7, 2012 at the Hotel Böglerhof in Alpbach/Tyrol, Austria.

The goal of this workshop is to study the motivic approach to multiple zeta values (MZV's) including the recent advances due to Francis Brown. Basically, we will follow the presentation of Deligne [1]. We also refer to the foundational paper [2] for many preliminary facts concerning the motivic fundamental group of the projective line without three points and the appearence of MZV's in this context.

The program consists of 13 talks by 90 minutes. Each talk is provided with a detailed plan and description in the program below. All statements are expected to be proved or at least explained if the converse is not mentioned. For most of them, hints and ideas can be found in the program as well as in the cited papers. The speakers of the workshop are urged to start preparing their talks as soon as possible. The preparation assumes a creative work with making sort of exercises and compiling various sources and melting them under common notation and concepts of the workshop. The division of talks is tentative, and the speakers of adjacent talks can exchange some of the material to be covered. The difficulty of most talks is rather conecptual than technical. In case help is needed, everbody is welcome to contact: Joseph Ayoub or Sergey Gorchinskiy.

We assume familiarity with the following notions (some if this will be recalled in a pre-workshop, which is scheduled for Tuesday, 28.8., 10am-1pm and Wednesday, 29.8., 3-7pm in HG G19.2; the talks will be given by Brent Doran and Sergey Gorschinskiy): fundamental groups, path spaces, filtered vector spaces, Betti cohomology, (algebraic) de Rham cohomology, mixed Hodge structures, periods, linear algebraic groups (mostly unipotent), Lie algebras, Hopf algebras, dg-algebras, total complexes of bicomplexes. Some familiarity with simplicial and cosimplicial objects, sheaves and local systems will be certainly useful.

Joseph Ayoub

Utsav Choudhury

Brent Doran

Bledar Fazlija

Andrea Ferraguti

Clemens Fuchs (Salzburg)

Javier Fresán (Paris)

Martin Gallauer

Sergey Gorchinskiy (Moscow)

Fritz Hörmann (Freiburg)

Mario Huicochea

Rafael von Känel (Paris)

Alban Krauth

Andrew Kresch

Lars Kühne

Stefan Müller-Stach (Mainz)

Roland Paulin

Simon Pepin Lehalleur

Maximilian Preisinger (Mainz)

Sergey Rybakov (Moscow)

Sonia Samol (Mainz)

Jonathan Skowera

Petra Tadic (Zagreb)

Alberto Vezzani

Konrad Völkel (Freiburg)

Thomas Weissschuh (Mainz)

Gisbert Wüstholz

Jun Yu

The program will start on Sunday evening, the first talk is scheduled for 17:15 - 18:45. For the detailed program of the planned talks see here (version from September 16, 2012): Program-2012

Sunday, 02.09.2012: Arrival day - Introduction Introduction to multiple zeta values (Mario Huicochea and Roland Paulin) |

Monday: Chen's theorem Iterated integrals (Fritz Hörmann), Pro-unipotent completion (Alberto Vezzani), Bar complex (Thomas Weissschuh) |

Tuesday: Hodge structure on the fundamental group Proof of Chen's theorem (Sergey Rybakov), Mixed Hodge structure of the fundamental group (Javier Fresán), The case of P^1 withouth several points (Rafael von Känel) |

Wednesday: Informal discussion, excursions, hiking tours |

Thursday: Motivic structure on the fundamental group Tannakian categories (Konrad Völkel), Mixed Tate motives over Z (Martin Gallauer), Motivic fundamental group (Simon Pepin Lehalleur) |

Friday, 07.09.2012: Brown's proof Zagier's theorem (Lars Kühne), The Proof. Part 1 and Part 2 (Sergey Gorchinskiy) |

Schedule:

09:00 - 10:30: First talk

10:30 - 11:00: Coffee break

11:00 - 12:30: Second talk

12:45: Lunch

13:45 - 15:15: Third talk

15:30 - 18:00: Time for informal discussion

19:00: Dinner

Notes taken by J. Skowera during the week are available here.

[1] P. Deligne: Multizetas, d'apres Francis Brown, Seminaire Bourbaki, Janvier 2012, 64eme annee, 2011-2012, Exp. 1048; PDF

[2] P. Deligne, A. Goncharov: Groupes fondamentaux motiviques de Tate mixte, Ann. Sci. Ecole Norm. Sup. 38 (2005), 1-56; arXiv:math/0302267; PDF

[3] D. Zagier: Evaluation of the multiple zeta value zeta(2,...,2,3,2,...,2), Ann. Math. 175 (2012), 977-1000; PDF

[4] P. Deligne: Categories tannakiennes, Grothendieck Festschrift Vol. II, Progr. Math. 87 (1990), 111-195

[5] A. Lubotsky, A. Magid: Cohomology of unipotent and prounipotent groups, J. of Algebra 74 (1982), 76-95

[6] C. Peters, J. Steenbrink: Mixed Hodge Structures, Springer, 2008

More references can be found in the detailed program (by J. Ayoub and S. Gorchinskiy): PDF

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