of DIfferential Equations in Algebraic Geometry
blanc N° ANR-08-BLAN-0317-01/02
Description of the project (jan. 2009 - dec. 2012)
The aim of the SÉDIGA project is to make progress on the
1. Irregular singularities of linear differential systems in any
dimension and over various base fields,and their algebraic de Rham
2. Structures on the deformation spaces of Gauss-Manin systems and
Brieskorn lattices ofsingularities of holomorphic functions (Hodge
structures, flat structures, tt* structures, families of
3. The fundamental group in algebraic geometry and nonabelian Hodge
theory with tame or wild ramification.
One of the original aspects of the project consists in obtaining
results in each topic by exhibiting relations between these topics
through the use of various tools and methods (p-adic differential equations,
geometry, algebraic geometry, complex topology, singularity theory and
D-modules, differential geometry) with, in the background, motivations
and conjectures formulated by physicists.
The project is built around two partners (École polytechnique
Université de Nice). Partner 1 has a decentralized character:
Palaiseau (coordinator), Angers, Paris-ENS, Nancy, while Partner 2 is
mainly centered in Nice. Teams of Mannheim (C. Hertling, Ch. Sevenheck)
and Padua (F. Baldassarri) are associated to the project.