Seminar "Some aspects of algebraic geometry" with Claire Voisin, 27 Aug. 2018
Lecture given by Professor Claire Voisin, followed by discussion. The seminar will be organised in Helsinki at the Europe Hall on Monday 27 August at 15:30.
Date and time
Monday, 27 August at 15:30
Europe Hall (Eurooppasali), Malminkatu 16, Helsinki
The seminar is organised in the framework of the cooperation between the Institut Français de Finlande, the French Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation, the Finnish Society of Sciences and Letters and the Finnish Academy of Science and Letters. Download the flyer.
Director Jeannette Bougrab, Institut Français
Rector Jari Niemelä, University of Helsinki
Introduction by Professor Mats Gyllenberg, Permanent Secretary of Finnish Society of Sciences and Letters
Professor Claire Voisin
on the fundamental ideas in algebraic geometry, with emphasis on algebraic geometry over the complex numbers, a field where topology and algebra meet beautifully
Claire Voisin is a French mathematician known for her work in algebraic geometry and has received numerous awards throughout her career. She won the European Mathematical Society Prize in 1992, and the Servant Prize awarded by the Academy of Sciences in 1996. She received the Sophie Germain Prize in 2003 and the Clay Research Award in 2008 for her disproof of the Kodaira conjecture on deformations of compact Kähler manifolds. In 2007 she was awarded the Ruth Lyttle Satter Prize in Mathematics for solving the generic case of Green’s conjecture on the syzygies of the canonical embedding of an algebraic curve. Moreover, she was elected as a foreign associate of the National Academy of Sciences and she became the first female mathematician member as well as the first holder of the Chair of Algebraic Geometry of the Collège de France in 2016. In addition, she received the Gold medal of the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) in 2016. Recently, she was awarded with the Shaw Prize in Mathematical Sciences in 2017.
Professor Voisin is noted for her work in algebraic geometry particularly as it pertains to variations of Hodge structures and mirror symmetry. In 2014 she was elected to the Academia Europaea. In May 2016 she was elected as a foreign associate of the National Academy of Sciences. Also in 2016, she became the first female mathematician member of the Collège de France and is the first holder of the Chair of Algebraic Geometry.