The workshop, in which experts from the USA, France, Italy, Mexico and Brazil will participate, takes place from October 28 to 30.
It will be the first one in Chile in this field: the Research Center – Geometry at the Frontier, of our university Universidad de La Frontera (UFRO). The aim is to position this center as a meeting point for experts and those who are interested in this field, as well as to contribute to research, training and to improve the visibility of this field.
Another objective of this new center, which will be directed by Dr. Rubí E. Rodríguez, is to contribute to research in Complex Geometry and its applications, by creating new research lines, increasing scientific productivity, training new top-level researchers and by expanding its national and international networks of collaboration. It also aims at improving the Geometry teaching process at schools and universities.
The scientific activities of this center will officially start with an international workshop, which is taking place online, from October 28 to 30, with the participation of outstanding geometricians from the United States, France, Italy, Mexico and Brazil, who will present state of the art topics of current interest in the field. It is worth mentioning that all of the participants are also permanent collaborators of our research group.
The Vice-rector for Research and Graduate Studies at UFRO, Dr. César Arriagada Escamilla, expressed his appreciation for this new academic unit. He pointed out that “this center will allow us to contribute to the disciplines of mathematics in general and of geometry in particular, as well as to the scientific and technological progress that is permanently evolving.”
The international workshop started on October 28, via Zoom, with speakers who have broad experience in this field.
Arnaud Beauville is an Emeritus Professor at the University of Nice Sophia Antipolis (France), a senior member of the Institut Universitaire de France (2001), a fellow of the American Mathematical Society (2012) and a member of the Academia Europaea (2016). Some of his most important achievements are his guest lecture at the International Congress of Mathematicians in 1986 and the Grand Prix Servant (2001) and Ampère de l'Électricité de France (2013), awarded by the French Academy of Sciences. His field of research is complex algebraic geometry.
Phillip Griffiths is an Emeritus Professor at the Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) in Princeton, USA, which he directed from 1991 to 2003, and a Fellow of the American Mathematical Society (2012). Some of his most important achievements are his plenary conferences (1970) and guest lectures (1978) at the International Congress of Mathematicians, the Wolf Prize (2008), and the Brouwer Medal (2008). In 2014, he also received the Leroy P. Steele Prize and the Chern Medal, in recognition of his remarkable achievements in the field of mathematics. His book “Principles of Algebraic Geometry” – which he wrote with his colleague and former student, Joe Harris – is one of the most important texts in the field. His main field of research is complex algebraic geometry.
Samuel Grushevsky is a full professor at Stony Brook University in New York, USA. Some of his most important achievements are the Simons Fellowship in Mathematics (2015-2016) from the Simons Foundation and the Bessel Research Award in 2015, from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. His field of research is complex algebraic geometry and its interactions with mathematical physics.
Ernesto Lupercio is a professor at the Cinvestav Institute in Mexico City. Some of his most important achievements are the TWAS-ROLAC Prize (2009) from the World Academy of Sciences for young researchers in Latin America and the Caribbean, the Ramanujan Prize (2009) from the International Center for Theoretical Physics, and the Marcos Moshinsky Chair (2012) at the Autonomous University of Mexico. His field of research is differential geometry and its interactions with mathematical physics and algebraic topology.
Cecilia Salgado is an assistant professor at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil). Some of her main achievements include a Women in Science Award (2015) from the L'Oreal Foundation, a Humboldt Fellowship (2017) from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and an Associate Simons Fellowship (2020) from the Simons Foundation and the International Center for Theoretical Physics. Her field of research is complex algebraic geometry.
Riccardo Salvati Manni is a full professor in Geometry at the University of Rome "La Sapienza" (Italy). One of his most important achievements is the XL Medal for Mathematics from the National Academy of Sciences (2017). This prize is awarded annually, to an outstanding Italian mathematician, since 1868. His field of research is complex algebraic geometry and its interactions with number theory.
Alessandra Sarti is a full professor at the University of Poitiers (France), where she currently directs the Mathematics and Applications Laboratory. She is also a member of the scientific management committee of the international Ypatia Laboratory of Mathematical Sciences and she described the so-called “Sarti surfaces” in 2008. Her field of research is complex algebraic geometry.
Keti Tenenblat is an Emeritus Professor at the University of Brasilia (Brazil). Some of her most important achievements are the National Order of Scientific Merit honor (in the category Commander), the permanent membership of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences since 1991, and the presidency of the Brazilian Mathematical Society from 1989 to 1991. Her field of research is differential geometry and its interactions with global analysis.
For more information about the workshop and the Research Center, please visit: https://www.geometryrc.ufro.cl
Written by: Karimme Riadi Millas
UFRO Vice-rectorate for Research and Graduate Studies