**SMS scnews item created by James East at Fri 7 Aug 2009 1439**

Type: Seminar

Distribution: World

Expiry: 14 Aug 2009

**Calendar1: 14 Aug 2009 1205-1255**

**CalLoc1: Carslaw 375**

Auth: jamese@bari.maths.usyd.edu.au

### Algebra Seminar

# Motivic integration and singularities of real analytic functions

### Adam Parusinski

#### Friday August 14, 12:05--12:55pm, Carslaw 375

###### Abstract

We give a non-technical, elementary introduction to Kontsevich's motivic integration
method. At the end of the talk we present recent applications to
classification of singularities of real analytic function germs.

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After the seminar we will take the speaker to lunch.

See the Algebra Seminar web page for information about other seminars in the series.

James East jamese@maths.usyd.edu.au