MSRI, Berkeley, CA
Organizers: Julie Bergner (Virginia), Bhargav Bhatt (Michigan), Dennis Gaitsgory (Harvard), David Nadler (UC, Berkeley), Nikita Rozenblyum (Chicago), Peter Scholze (Bonn), Gabriele Vezzosi (Firenze)
Derived algebraic geometry is an extension of algebraic geometry that provides a convenient framework for directly treating non-generic geometric situations (such as non-transverse intersections in intersection theory), in lieu of the more traditional perturbative approaches (such as the “moving” lemma). This direct approach, in addition to being conceptually satisfying, has the distinct advantage of preserving the symmetries of the situation, which makes it much more applicable. In particular, in recent years, such techniques have found applications in diverse areas of mathematics, ranging from arithmetic geometry, mathematical physics, geometric representation theory, and homotopy theory. This semester long program will be dedicated to exploring these directions further, and finding new connections.
Professor Dennis Gaitsgory (Harvard) has been appointed as a Clay Senior Scholar from January to May 2019 to participate in this program.