Conference Center






 Leopoldina-Symposium in Algebraic and Arithmetic Algebraic Geometry
 May 10-15, 2009
 Centro Stefano Franscini, Monte-Verità, Ascona, Switzerland

This conference is organized by the
International Research Training Group Arithmetic and Geometry Zurich-Berlin.

Clemens Fuchs (ETH Zürich), Jürg Kramer (HU Berlin), Gisbert Wüstholz (ETH Zürich, Chair)

For the pictures taken by R. Birkner and C. Fuchs see here, for the pictures taken by F. Hörmann here and for the album of K.A. Ribet follow this link here.

This international symposium aims at bringing together leading experts in the field of number theory, algebraic and arithmetic algebraic geometry. The objective is to outlay a state-of-the-art picture of this very active branch of mathematics, and to enhance research collaboration on outstanding problems. This is the last event of our 6 year International Research Training Group. Since the first meeting, which took also place in the Centro Stefano Franscini in 2004, three outstanding problems in number theory have been solved: the André-Oort Conjecture, Serre's Modularity Conjecture and the Conjecture of Sato and Tate.

Program overview:
We shall have thwo talks in the morning and two talks in the afternoon. This leaves some time for individual work and contact which turned out to be very useful and inseminating as we have experienced.
After dinner there will be time slots for one further talk or for short individual contributions which will be organized on a more adhoc basis for reports on upcoming work marking a break through. We shall also organize a poster session for the younger participants. The symposium consists of a welcome-lecture by Y. Tschinkel (NYU) and the following four workshops:
  • The André-Oort Conjecture: B. Edixhoven (Univ. Leiden), B. Klingler (Paris 7), G. Wüstholz (ETH Zürich), A. Yafaev (UCL)
  • Serre's Modularity Conjecture: C. Khare (UCLA), K. Ribet (Berkeley), J.-P. Wintenberger (Strasbourg)
  • Periods: H. Esnault (Duisburg-Essen), M. Kontsevich (IHES), E. Viehweg (Duisburg-Essen)
  • Hyperbolic and Arithmetic Geometry: V. Blomer (Toronto), J. Jorgenson (CCNY), J. Kramer (HU Berlin)
For the detailed program see here. We also have a flyer (pdf) and a poster (pdf).

Conference Center:
The Centro Stefano Franscini (CSF) is the international conference centre of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich, situated in the south of Switzerland (Canton Ticino) at Monte Verità. For more information see here.
Subscription for invited participants.
How to get there. The shuttle service from the station in Locarno to the conference center at Monte Verità has the following schedule: 15:00, 15:40, 16:20, 17:00, 17:40, 18:20 (the coach has 11 seats; so: first come first serve).


2 laptops (PC PIII and Mac G3)
2 video projectors (beamer) for PC and Mac
2 slide projectors
3 overhead projectors
1 video recorder with TV
2 tape recorders
simultaneous translation (2 channels)
20 wooden boards (120x180cm) for poster sessions
10 aluminium boards (118x114cm) for poster sessions
4 flip-charts
2 mobile black boards
5 mobile screens
Copy machine
modern instruments available

If your are interested in participating in the symposium then use the online submission form at the following URL. Graduate students and postdocs are particularly welcome to apply. A limited number of grants are available; if you need financial support please indicate this in the comments section of the application form.

The symposium is sponsored by:
Impressum     June 06, 2009