Periods and differential equations in algebraic geometry
Student No.:50
Time:Mon/Wed 13:00-14:50, 2016-10-17~ 2016-12-07 (No classes on public holidays)
Instructor:Spencer Bloch  [University of Chicago (Emeritus)]
Place:Conference room 1, Floor 1, Jin Chun Yuan West Building
Starting Date:2016-10-17
Ending Date:2016-12-7





Elementary treatment of modern work involving Gauss-Manin equations. Topics will include definition of the G-M equations, hypergeometric equations, periods, recursion and motivic gamma functions, inhomogeneous solutions, quantum cohomology, mirror symmetry.





some knowledge of algebraic geometry over the complex numbers





Exponential Sums and Differential Equations, N. Katz, Annals of Math. Studies. References from the literature will be distributed in class.