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Fundamental Groups in Arithmetic and Algebraic Geometry

Partially supported by the Scuola Normale Superiore, GRIFGA, ARIFAV, CNRS, Universitè de Lille, Progetto PRIN "Geometria delle Varietà Algebriche".

16 December 2013 - 20 December 2013


The study of fundamental groups of algebraic varieties has been an important theme in algebraic geometry for a long time. With the introduction of purely algebraic-geometric variants, due to Grothendieck, Deligne, Nori and others, it has become crucial in arithmetic geometry, revealing deep connections with Galois theory and algebraic number theory.

The purpose of this conference is to present a wide range of recent relevant advances, in complex geometry, algebraic geometry in positive characteristic and in arithmetic geometry. We aim at gathering experts in different aspects of this vast subject, thus painting a multifaceted yet unified picture of it.