Terry Wall Lecture 2020 - Quadratic extensions: Algebra and Geometry - Professor Claire Voisin

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Terry Wall Lecture 2020

The Department of Mathematical Sciences is delighted to welcome Professor Claire Voisin to deliver the annual Terry Wall Lecture 2020, which will take place on Tuesday 17th November at 14:00.

Professor Voisin's talk is entitled "Quadratic extensions: Algebra and Geometry".

Abstract: I will present some important problems and methods of algebraic geometry and discuss them in the context of degree 2 polynomials.

This event will be hosted by ICMS. 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.

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.

For any queries, please contact Alice Rizzardo.