Painlev\'e equations and families of irregular connections.
Marius van der Put (University of Groningen)
Wednesday 20th May, 2009 16:00-17:00 Mathematics Building, Room 204
It has been known for a long time that the famous six equations of Painlev\'e are related to isomonodromic families of linear differential equations. We present here some of the history and recent work, joint with Masa-Hiko Saito, on families of connections with irregular singularities.