The Rolf Schock Prize Symposium in Mathematics 2022

Date: 2022-10-25

Time: 13:00 - 17:30

Address: KTH Campus, Teknikringen 56, vån 3

Venue: K1

Last date for registration: 2022-10-16 23:55

In his will, Dr. Rolf Schock, who died in 1986, specified that half of his estate should be used to fund four prizes in the fields of Logic and Philosophy, Mathematics, the Visual arts and Music. The prizes in Logic and Philosophy and in Mathematics is awarded by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, and those in the Visual arts and Music by the Royal Academy of Fine Arts and the Royal Swedish Academy of Music respectively.

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences awarded the 2022 Rolf Schock Prize in Mathematics to Professor Jonathan S. Pila, University of Oxford, UK, “for his groundbreaking work on André-Oort’s conjecture”.

Lectures by the Laureate and invited speakers. 


Chair: Fabien Pazuki, University of Copenhagen, Denmark 

Welcome remark

Integration in finite terms

The Rolf Schock Prize Laureate Jonathan S. Pila, University of Oxford, UK

Three decades of point counting: a tour of Pila’s theorems and conjectures
Gal Binyamini, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel


Coffee break

On some past and recent results in unlikely intersections

Philipp Habegger, Universität Basel, Switzerland

Point counting on tame geometric objects

Raf Cluckers, University of Lille, France and KU Leuven, Belgium

End of Prize Symposium

The event is free of charge and open to the public, but registration is required for all participants. We will have a coffee break during the symposium. If you have any food restrictions, please let us know when you register.

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