Workshop on Chow groups, motives and derived categories
This workshop is part of the topical program "The Topology of Algebraic Varieties" which will take place during the 2014-2015 academic year at the Institute for Advanced Study. One theme of the workshop is the Chow group of algebraic cycles on an algebraic variety, and the related concept of motives. A recent advance is the application of Chow groups to birational geometry, for example showing that very general quartic 3-folds are not stably rational. The workshop also covers derived categories of algebraic varieties, which also have exciting interactions with birational geometry.