Conference Schedule

The conference talks will take place in the lecture room Amphitheatre Becquerel at Ecole polytechnique, except on Friday afternoon, when they will be held in Salle Marilyn et James Simons at the IHES. There will be flash signs directing you from the Centre de mathematiques of Ecole polytechnique to the lecture room and buses from Ecole polytechnique to IHES on Friday (departure at 14:00). See here for more directions.
Wednesday, May 18 :
9:00 Registration in front of the Amphitheatre Becquerel
9:45 Opening ceremony
10:00-11:00 Nigel Hitchin Instantons and bihermitian metrics
11:00-11:30 Coffee Break
11:30-12:30 Charles Boyer Algebraic Geometry, Sasakian Geometry and Einstein Metrics on Spheres
14:00-15:00 Gérard Besson Uniform growth of groups acting on Hadamard manifolds
15:00-15:30 Coffee Break
15:30-16:30 David Calderbank Toric Differential Geometry
Thursday, May 19 :
10:00-11:00 Jean-Pierre Demailly Towards transcendental holomorphic Morse inequalities
11:00-11:30 Coffee Break
11:30-12:30 Christian Baer Generalized Cylinders and Applications
14:00-15:00 Thomas Friedrich Characteristic torsions of geometric structures
15:00-15:30 Coffee Break
15:30-16:30 Robert Bryant Existence and uniqueness for gradient Kaehler-Ricci solitons
Friday, May 20 :
10:00-11:00 Olivier Biquard Eta-invariants in CR geometry
11:00-11:30 Coffee Break
11:30-12:30 Simon Salamon Eight-dimensional quaternionic geometry
14:00 Departure by bus to the IHES
14:30-15:30 Michael Singer Extremal Kaehler surfaces
15:30-15:45 Coffee Break
15:45-16:45 Claude LeBrun Self-Dual Metrics, Closed Geodesics, and Holomorphic Disks
17:00-17:45 Musical Interlude
18:00 Cocktail