Arithmetic and Topology of Differential Equations

@inproceedings{Zagier2016ArithmeticAT,
  title={Arithmetic and Topology of Differential Equations},
  author={Don Zagier},
  year={2016}
}
The talk will describe arithmetic properties of solutions of linear differential equations, especially Picard-Fuchs equations, and their connections with modular forms, mirror symmetry, and invariants of algebraic varieties. (No prior knowledge of any of these topics will be assumed.) There will be cross-connections to many of the great achievements of Friedrich Hirzebruch, including his proportionality principle, his Riemann-Roch theorem, his resolution of the cusps of Hilbert modular surfaces… 
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