Kähler Geometry and Mathematical Physics:

A colloquium celebrating Erich Kähler's 100th birthday,

on the occasion of Oswald Riemenschneider's 65th birthday

Universität Hamburg

24th-25th November, 2006


The colloquium takes place at the main building of Hamburg University, located in the Edmund-Siemers-Allee 1. On Friday all talks shall be in lecture hall B, on Saturday they shall be all in lecture hall C. The conference dinner will be in Hotel Steigenberger (near Rathaus), see Hotel Steigenberger for directions in English and German. Please register with Ms. Mehrabadi (mehrabadi@math.uni-hamburg.de).

Friday, 24th November

12:45-13:15 Opening
13:15-14:00 Birthday Surprise
14:00-15:00 Yum-Tong Siu A General Nonvanishing Theorem and an Analytic Proof
of the Finite Generation of the Canonical Ring
16:00-17:00 Duco van Straten Singularities: Resolution to deform
17:00-18:00 Sergio Ferrara Special Kähler Geometry and Attractor Flow
19:30Conference Dinner

Saturday, 25th November

9:30 - 10:30 Philip Candelas Arithmetic of Calabi-Yau Manifolds
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee
11:00 - 12:00 Paul GauduchonExtremal Kähler metrics on ruled surfaces and stability
12:15 - 13:15 Arnaud BeauvilleHyperkähler manifolds