Workshop on Chow groups, motives and derived categories

This workshop is part of the topical program "The Topology of Algebraic Varieties" which will take place during the 2014-2015 academic year at the Institute for Advanced Study. One theme of the workshop is the Chow group of algebraic cycles on an algebraic variety, and the related concept of motives. A recent advance is the application of Chow groups to birational geometry, for example showing that very general quartic 3-folds are not stably rational. The workshop also covers derived categories of algebraic varieties, which also have exciting interactions with birational geometry.


The workshop is organized by Burt Totaro (UCLA) and Claire Voisin (CNRS).


François Charles, Jean-Louis Colliot-Thélène, Annette Huber-Klawitter, Daniel Huybrechts, Bruno Kahn, Moritz Kerz, John Lesieutre, Marc Levine, Emanuele Macrì, Fabien Morel, Dmitry Orlov, Sam Payne, Alena Pirutka, Carlos Simpson, Vasudevan Srinivas, Zhiyu Tian, Gabriele Vezzosi, Charles Vial

Agenda: here

Registration: closed

If you have any problems with registration or other practical questions, please write to Michelle Huguenin (

Registration for the meals and workshop are required. (Speakers do not need to register)

Although there is no registration fee, because seating is limited both in the seminar room and in our dining hall, you are required to register if you wish to attend all or part of the workshop. In addition, in order for our chef to prepare enough food, we need to have a headcount for the meals. Please note the workshop attendees are expected to pay for their lunch. Approximate range of prices are 4.00 for a salad to 9.00 for an entree. Vegetarian lunches will be available. Only cash is accepted at the cash registers. Credit cards and personal checks are not accepted.

Transportation and Housing:

Information regarding transportation and accommodations in the Princeton area can be found at Please note that if you are staying on Route 1 you should inquire whether the hotel has a shuttle service to and from the IAS.

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Date & Time

March 09, 2015 | 8:00am – March 13, 2015 | 12:00pm