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Introductory workshop


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13th January 2020 to 17th January 2020
James D. Lewis
Aravind Asok
Rob de Jeu
Roy Joshua
Marc Levine

Workshop theme:

This workshop is intended to provide some orientation for the programme: we aim to provide a leisurely overview of the key motivations and main themes of the areas involved.  In particular, the workshop will feature a collection of lecture series aimed at graduate students, postdocs, and interested non-specialists.  We will have six lecture series: 

  • Francis Brown - Motives and periods,
  • Matthias Flach - Arithmetic aspects of motives,
  • Tony Scholl - Hodge theory and algebraic cycles,
  • Vesna Stojanoska - Motivic homotopy theory,
  • Chuck Weibel - K-theory and motivic cohomology, 
  • Lecturer to be confirmed - Mirror symmetry and motives. 

Each lecture series will consist of approximately 3 lectures.   There will also be ample time for questions and discussions.  


Deadline for applications: 13th October 2019

KAH programme participants DO NOT need to apply, programme participants with visit dates during KAHW01 will automatically be added to the attendee list.

Please note members of Cambridge University are welcome to turn up and sign in as a non-registered attendee on the day(s) during the workshop and attend the lecture(s). Please note that we cannot provide you with any support including name badge, meals or accommodation.

In addition to visiting the INI, there are multiple ways in which you can participate remotely.

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Registration Only    
  • Registration Package: £200
  • Student Registration Package: £150

The Registration Package includes admission to all seminars, lunches and refreshments on the days that lectures take place (Monday - Friday), wine reception and formal dinner, but does not include other meals or accommodation.

Formal Dinner Only
  • Formal Dinner: £50

Participants on the Accommodation Package or Registration Package, including organisers and speakers, are automatically included in this event. For all remaining participants who would like to attend, such as programme participants, the above charge will apply.


Unfortunately we do not have any accommodation to offer so all successful applicants will need to source their own accommodation.  Please see the Hotels Combined website for a list of local hotels and guesthouses.



Lunch timings and location will be confirmed with timetable.

Evening Meal

Participants are free to make their own arrangements for dinner.

Formal Dinner

The Formal Dinner location and date is to be confirmed. Participants on the Accommodation Package or Registration Package, including organisers and speakers, are automatically included in this event.

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