Seminar on Topics in Arithmetic, Geometry, Etc.

STAGE is a seminar in algebraic geometry and number theory, featuring speakers talking about work that is not their own. Talks will be at a level suitable for graduate students. Everyone is welcome. In Spring 2013, we are planning a series of talks on topics surrounding the recent progress on the Tate conjecture for K3 surfaces.
Meetings are held on Fridays, 5-6pm in MIT room 4-149, except as noted below.
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Topic list
Spring 2013 schedule
February 12 at 4:30pm: Overview / organizational meeting
February 15: Padmavathi Srinivasan: Hodge theory
February 22: Jennifer Park: K3 surfaces over an arbitrary field
March 1: Gregory Minton: Clifford algebra and spin group
March 8: NO SEMINAR (travel to Arizona Winter School)
March 15: Yifeng Liu: The Kuga-Satake construction
March 22: NO SEMINAR (Friday afternoon before Spring Break)
March 29: NO SEMINAR (Spring Break)
April 5: Yinbang Lin: Moduli of K3 surfaces
April 12: John Binder: Facts about etale cohomology
Thursday April 18 at 9am: Chao Li: The Tate conjecture
April 26: Kęstutis Česnavičius: The Tate conjecture for abelian varieties
May 3: NO SEMINAR (Simons Lecture)
May 10: Bhairav Singh: Hodge implies absolute Hodge
May 17: Keerthi Madapusi Pera: Proof of the Tate conjecture for K3 surfaces over f.g. fields of characteristic 0

Past semesters: Fall 2009, Spring 2010, Fall 2010, Spring 2011, Fall 2011, Spring 2012, Fall 2012. For semesters up to and including Spring 2009, see the old STAGE webpage.

Organizers: Jennifer Park, Bjorn Poonen (with help from many others)