Mini Course 2006 : Quadratic Forms

19-23 June 2006, Lens (FRANCE)

Organization committee: Jérôme Buresi, Nikita Karpenko, Ahmed Laghribi, Pasquale Mammone, Jean-Pierre Tignol.

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In the frame of the European Project RTN (HPRN-CT-2002-00287 ``Algebraic K-Theory, Linear Algebraic Groups and Related Structures''), the department of mathematics in Lens organizes a mini-course on the subject of quadratic forms, from 19 to 23 June 2006 (the week preceding the Conference in Oberwolfach on quadratic forms). The program includes three courses (each of 5 hours), and three talks given by young researchers. Here is the list of speakers:


Skip Garibaldi (Emory University, Atlanta, USA)
"Cohomological invariants"

Detlev W. Hoffmann (University of Nottingham, UK)
"Quadratic forms in characteristic 2"

Bruno Kahn (CNRS-Université Paris 7, France)

Baptiste Calmès (Université Paris 7, France)
"A push-forward for the coherent Witt groups of schemes"

Shripad Garge (Université Paris 7, France)
"On excellence of $F_4$"

Kirill Zainoulline (Universitaet Bielefeld, Germany)
"On canonical p-dimensions of algebraic groups"