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    Institute of Mathematics

    Deformations and Rigidity in Algebra, Geometry and Analysis


    The aim of this autumn school is to introduce the notions of deformations and rigidity from many different angles of perspective to an audience of PhD students and young postdocs working in the fields of algebra, geometry and analysis.

    Rigidity can be defined as the absence of nontrivial deformations while deformations are similar mathematical structures in the neighbourhood of a starting structure. While these ideas are fairly vague without specifying them, it turns out that the general idea behind deformations and rigidity is omnipresent in mathematics with many important applications to mathematical physics as well.

    More details can be found on the homepage of the school.