Workshop on Fundamental Groups and Periods

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 to present the latest work on the possible fundamental groups of algebraic varieties. The other theme is periods of integrals, such as multiple zeta values, which are related to fundamental groups via Hodge theory, and also to mixed Tate motives.


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


Donu Arapura, Joseph Ayoub, Patrick Brosnan, Francis Brown, Thomas Delzant, Alexandru Dimca, Hélène Esnault, Philippe Eyssidieux, Dick Hain, Matt Kerr, Bruno Klingler, János Kollár, Radu Laza, Mohan Ramachandran, Colleen Robles, Christian Schnell, Domingo Toledo, Chenyang Xu

Agenda: click here

Registration: click here

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.

Directions to IAS:

Date & Time

October 13, 2014 | 8:00am – October 17, 2014 | 2:00pm