Chris Davis


Max Planck Institute


Tuesday, January 5, 2010 - 2:00pm


RH 306

To an algebraic variety over the complex numbers, we can associate a complex analytic space. When the result is a smooth complex manifold, we can compute its de Rham cohomology. I would like to discuss some ways to compute this cohomology directly from our algebraic variety, and how these methods can be adapted to more general varieties. None of the material I will present is original. The results are due to many people, especially Grothendieck.