Mini Course - 2013

Quadratic forms, A1-homotopy theory and exceptional groups

June 10-14, 2013, Lens (FRANCE)

Organizing committee: J. Burési, B. Calmès, P.-E. Caprace, A. Laghribi, P. Mammone, J.-P. Tignol.

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The poster of the mini course

This mini course is organized by the department of mathematics in Lens (Université d'Artois) in collaboration with the department of mathematics in Louvain-la-Neuve (Université catholique de Louvain), and it is supported by ANR (Agence Nationale de la Recherche) in the framework of the project "Groupes Algébrique et Théories Homologiques". The program includes three 5-hours courses, and four talks by young researchers. If you wish to participate in this mini course you can contact Ahmed Laghribi (


Tom De Medts (Universiteit Gent): Moufang sets, structurable algebras and exceptional groups.

Manfred Knebusch (Universität Regensburg): Specialization of quadratic forms and generic splitting.

Joël Riou (Université Paris Sud): Théorie homotopique des schémas.


Adam Chapman (Bar-Ilan University): Square-central elements and standard generators for biquaternion algebras.

Uriya First (Hebrew University of Jerusalem): Non-reflexive hermitian categories and applications to systems of bilinear forms.

Ronan Flatley (Mary Immaculate College, Limerick): Symmetric powers of trace forms on symbol algebras.

Marcus Zibrowius (Bergische Universität Wuppertal): Witt rings of flag varieties.