Seminar by Francois Petit (Université du Luxembourg)

Title: The algebraization problem in complex geometry

2017.05.08 | Christine Dilling

Date Tue 09 May
Time 13:15 14:00
Location Aud. D2

Complex geometry has two faces: an algebraic and an analytic one. In the algebraic case, objects are defined via polynomial functions whereas in the analytic setting objects are defined using analytic functions. The comparison of these two theories has been a central problem in complex geometry since at least the middle of the 19th century. One of the main aim is to get criterions to be able to decide when an object, seemingly of analytic nature, is in fact algebraic. In this talk, I will introduce the notions of complex geometry necessary to make sense of this problem, review some historical results and present some recent developments. 

Note: This seminar is aimed at a general audience of mathematicians