Non-Commutative Constructions in Arithmetic and Geometry

A discussion session disguised as a workshop

Time: 9:00 AM, 7 June to 4:00 PM, 8 June 2008
Place: University College London, Cruciform Building , Lecture Theatre 2

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John Coates (Cambridge), Alain Connes (Paris), Edward Frenkel (Berkeley), Michael Harris (Paris), Graeme Segal (Oxford), Carlos Simpson (Nice)

Organizer: Minhyong Kim(London)


At this point, there are a few inter-related research programs in arithmetic and geometry where the theme of non-commutativity plays an important role. This meeting brings together a small number of experts who will deliver expository lectures of 90 minute duration, addressed to each other and to whomever else is interested. Anyone is free to attend and there is no formal registration procedure. However, if you plan to come, please send an email to

to signify this intent. The information will be helpful in preparing the appropriate amount of coffee. Owing to the forgetful nature of the organizer, individual acknowledgements of receipt may not be sent, for which apologies are hereby expressed in advance.

Note also the related program at the Newton Institute.

The workshop is supported by a grant from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council.