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Pure Maths Colloquium: Exterior Differential Systems and Variations of Hodge Structure

Presented by Phillip Griffiths , Institute for Advanced Study (USA)

26 May 2009 16:15 in CM101

Aside from the classical case of abelian varieties, the period matrices of a family of algebraic varieties satisfy a system of partial differential equations. We will explain two algebro-geometric implications of the integrability conditions of this PDE system. If time permits, we will also discuss one seemingly far-reaching conjecture.

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