Professor Claire Voisin

"Quadratic extensions: Algebra & Geometry" guest lecture by Prof Claire Voisin

2:00pm - 3:00pm / Tuesday 17th November 2020 / Online event
Type: Lecture / Category: Department / Series: Liverpool Women in Science and Engineering
  • Suitable for: The lecture is aimed at a broad scientific audience. Members of the public and Undergraduate students are particularly welcome.
  • Admission: Free of Charge
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Professor Voisin's talk 'Quadratic extensions: Algebra and Geometry' will be presenting some important problems and methods of algebraic geometry and discussing them in the context of degree 2 polynomials.
Professor Claire Voisin is Chair of Algebraic Geometry at the Collège de France. She received her PhD in 1986 from the Université Paris-Sud. She has answered fundamental questions about the geometry of complex algebraic varieties, thanks in part to her pioneering work on the study of Hodge theory and algebraic cycles.
Among many honours, she was awarded the EMS prize in 1992, the Clay research award in 2008, the CNRS Gold Medal in 2016 and the Shaw Prize in 2017. In 2016 she became the first female mathematician member of the Collège de France. She is a member of the Académie des sciences (Paris), of the Academia Europaea, and Honorary member of the London Mathematical Society.

Hosted by ICMS and the University of Liverpool, please register at https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/terrywall2020/ . You will be sent a link to the Zoom meeting on the morning of 17 November. For any queries, please contact Alice Rizzardo alice.rizzardo@liverpool.ac.uk.