Crystals and Geometry in Characteristic p


Date: April 4-6, 2018
Location: Leibniz-Rechenzentrum (LRZ), Boltzmannstr. 1, 85748 Garching bei München


  • Christian Liedtke (TUM, ERC Consolidator Grant Awardee)
  • Oliver Gregory, Roberto Laface, Gebhard Martin (TUM)


The aim of this workshop is to bring together experts from different communities in the fields of algebraic and arithmetic geometry:

  • those with a more classical and geometric background, who work on moduli spaces, birational geometry, and the classification of higher dimensional objects, as well as
  • those with a more arithmetic background or those, who work on the foundations of crystalline cohomology, the de Rham-Witt complex, and general theories of period spaces and period maps.

To make this conference more easily accessible also for younger researchers (e.g. Ph.D. students and early PostDocs) and non-experts, Luc Illusie’s lecture series will introduce the deRham-Witt complex and its applications to algebraic and arithmetic geometry.

Confirmed Invited Speakers

  • François Charles (Paris Sud)
  • Bruno Chiarellotto (Padova)
  • Valentina Di Proietto (Exeter)
  • Frank Gounelas (HU Berlin)
  • Kirti Joshi (University of Arizona)
  • Shigeyuki Kondo (Nagoya)
  • Adrian Langer (Warsaw)
  • Andreas Langer (Exeter)
  • Christopher Lazda (Amsterdam)
  • Nicholas Shepherd-Barron (King's College London)
  • Sofia Tirabassi (Bergen)


Registration is free. If you want to participate, please send an email to

Further information can be found on the workshop’s website.