Short talks will take place in rooms 326 and
317 of the Engineering Building (see schedule for details).
9.30  10.30  W. Scharlau, The history of the algebraic theory of quadratic forms. 
10.45  11.45  M. Kreck, Manifolds and quadratic forms. 
11.45  2.00  Lunch break 
2.00  2.30  Short talks in parallel 
Room 326:  D. Sheiham, Signatures of Seifert forms and cobordism of boundary links. 
Room 317:  G. Berhuy, Hermitian scaled trace forms of field extensions. 
2.40  3.10  Short talks in parallel 
Room 326:  P. Balmer, The Witt groups of triangulated categories, with some applications. 
Room 317:  C. Frings, Second trace form and T_{2 }standard normal bases. 
3.20  3.50  Short talks in parallel 
Room 326:  V. Mauduit, Towards a Drinfeldian analogue of quadratic forms for polynomials. 
Room 317:  A. Quéguiner, Discriminant and Clifford algebras of an algebra with involution. 
3.50  4.30  Coffee break 
4.30  5.30  AM. Bergé, Symplectic lattices. 
6.00  Wine Reception in the Staff Common Room (room B104 of the Arts Building) 
9.30  10.30  JP. Serre, Abelian varieties and hermitian modules. 
10.45  11.45  J.J. Boutros, Quadratic forms in information theory. 
11.45  2.00  Lunch break 
Today's short talks are not in parallel. They all take place in room 326  
2.00  2.30  C. Riehm, Orthogonal representations of finite groups. 
2.40  3.10  V. Snaith, Local fundamental classes constructed from higher dimensional Kgroups. 
3.20  3.50  J. Hurrelbrink, Quadratic forms of height 2 and differences of two Pfister forms. 
3.50  4.30  Coffee break 
4.30  5.30  J.H. Conway, The Fifteen Theorem. 
9.30  10.30  M. Taylor, Galois modules and hermitian Euler characteristics. 
10.45  11.45  C.T.C. Wall, Quadratic forms in singularity theory. 
Free afternoon  
7.30  Conference Dinner in restaurant Beaufield Mews (IRP 22/person, payable on the night itself). 
9.30  10.30  R. Parimala, Algebras with involution. 
10.45  11.45  D. Hoffmann, Zeros of quadratic forms. 
11.45  2.00  Lunch break 
2.00  2.30  Short talks in parallel 
Room 326:  P. ChuardKoulmann, Elements of given minimal polynomial in a
central simple algebra. 
Room 317:  A. Arutyunov, Quadratic forms and abnormal extremal problems:
some results and unsolved problems. 
2.40  3.10  Short talks in parallel 
Room 326:  M. Epkenhans, On trace forms and the Burnside ring. 
Room 317:  A. Izmailov, 2regularity and reversibility of quadratic mappings. 
3.20  3.50  Short talks in parallel 
Room 326:  S. Joukhovitski, Ktheory of the Weil transfer functor. 
Room 317:  M. Iftime, On spacetime distributions. 
3.50  4.30  Coffee break 
4.30  5.30  C. Kearton, Quadratic forms in knot theory. 
9.30  10.30  A. Pfister, The history of the Milnor conjectures. 
10.45  11.45  M. Rost, On characteristic numbers and norm varieties. 
11.45  2.00  Lunch break 
2.00  2.30  Short talks in parallel 
Room 326:  S. Pumpluen, The Witt ring of a BrauerSeveri variety. 
Room 317:  P. Calame, Integral forms without symmetry. 
2.40  3.10  Short talks in parallel 
Room 326:  V. Powers, Computational approaches to Hilbert's theorem on ternary quartics. 
Room 317:  M. Mischler, Local densities and Jordan decomposition. 
3.20  3.50  Short talks in parallel 
Room 326:  L. Fainsilber, Quadratic forms and gas dynamics: sums of squares
in a discrete velocity model for the Boltzmann equation. 
Room 317:  K. Zainoulline, On Grothendieck's conjecture about principal homogeneous spaces. 
3.50  4.30  Coffee break 
4.30  5.00  U. Rehmann, A surprising fact about the generic splitting tower
of a quadratic form.

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