Phillip GriffithsProfessor Emeritus - School of Mathematicshttps://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12111/65122019-11-16T01:59:25Z2019-11-16T01:59:25ZA Tale of Two MathematiciansGriffiths, Philliphttps://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12111/78742019-11-13T15:00:09ZA Tale of Two Mathematicians
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This is the story of some of the mathematical work of two mathematicians, Jean Victor Poncelet and Niels Henrik Abel. They were contemporaries in the early 19th century who never met and who were not even aware of each other's work. However, between them Poncelet and Abel laid the cornerstones of the modern field of algebraic geometry, a field
that is central to current work in geometry, arithmetic and theoretical physics. In this talk I will try to explain what each of them did, Poncelet in geometry and Abel in analysis, and
how the fusion of their work revealed one of the deepest aspects of mathematics. This fusion is captured by an amazing property of playing billiards on a table formed by two ellipses.
Lefschetz Lecture at Cinestav
Using Hodge theory to detect the structure of a compactified moduli spaceGriffiths, Philliphttps://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12111/78732019-11-13T15:00:09Z2019-11-27T00:00:00ZUsing Hodge theory to detect the structure of a compactified moduli space
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Talk given on November 27, 2019 at the IMSA conference held at IMATE at UNAM, Mexico City.
This talk is based on joint work in progress with Mark Green, Radu Laza and Colleen Robles. The example is drawn from the work of Marco Franciosi, Rita Pardini and Sonke Rollenske and on discussions that we have had with them.
2019-11-27T00:00:00ZModuli and Hodge TheoryGriffiths, Philliphttps://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12111/78682019-11-01T20:00:13Z2019-04-05T00:00:00ZModuli and Hodge Theory
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Talk at UIC (April 5, 2019), and based in part on joint work in
progress with Mark Green, Radu Laza and Colleen Robles (GLR). Selected
references to works quoted in or related to this talk are given at the end.
Talk at the University of Illinois at Chicago on April 5, 2019.
2019-04-05T00:00:00ZIsolated Hypersurface SingularitiesGriffiths, Philliphttps://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12111/78672019-11-01T20:00:13Z2019-04-20T00:00:00ZIsolated Hypersurface Singularities
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Lectures given at the University of Miami during April, 2019
Lectures given at the University of Miami during April, 2019
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