2018
Jan
25

# Ostrowski Prize Lecture - Akshay Venkatesh (Stanford) - Period maps and Diophantine problems

2:15pm to 3:45pm

## Location:

Manchester Building (Hall 2), Hebrew University Jerusalem

Given a family of complex algebraic varieties parameterized by a base variety B there is an associated period mapping, which (at least locally) goes from B to a certain flag variety. However, although both the source and target are algebraic varieties,

this period map is of a transcendental nature.

I will explain joint work with Brian Lawrence which shows how the transcendence of the period mapping

this period map is of a transcendental nature.

I will explain joint work with Brian Lawrence which shows how the transcendence of the period mapping