Vanishing cycles and Sebastiani-Thom in the setting of motivic integration I

7 May 2009
Eduard Looijenga
This is an overview, mostly of work of others (Denef, Loeser, Merle, Heinloth-Bittner,..). In the first part of the talk we give a brief introduction to motivic integration emphasizing its application to vanishing cycles. In the second part we discuss a join construction and formulate the relevant Sebastiani-Thom theorem.
  • Algebraic and Symplectic Geometry Seminar