Logarithmic Vector Fields and Freeness of Divisors and Arrangements: New perspectives and applications (online meeting)
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Period24 Jan - 30 Jan 2021
The central topic of the workshop was the notion of logarithmic vector fields along a divisor in a smooth complex analytic or algebraic variety, i.e., the vector fields on the ambient variety tangent to the divisor. Following their introduction by K.~Saito for the purpose of studying the universal unfolding of an isolated singularity, this fundamental object has been the focus of studies in a wide range of mathematical fields such as algebra, algebraic geometry, singularity theory, root systems, (geometric) representation theory, combinatorics, (toric) topology, or symplectic geometry. In the last few years the logarithmic vector field approach has seen some unexpected and striking advances and deep applications. The aim of the workshop was to provide reports and to share these various new developments in the field.