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21.03.2012 (Wednesday)

Aspects of modern geometry: up-dating Hilbert

Colloquium Sir Simon Donaldson (Imperial College)

 at: 16:00 ICroom Blackett, Lecture Theatre 1 abstract: In the first part of the talk I will discuss the meaning of "geometry" in contemporary mathematics and some general developments. In the second part I will focus on a few particular problems which I know more about, such as questions involving topology and geometric structures on manifolds. The talk will in part be built around an imaginary conversation with Hilbert.