**Date & Time:** Thursday, September 24, 2015, 15:30-16:30.

**Venue:** Ramanujan Hall

**Title:** Voevodsky's smash nilpotence conjecture

**Speaker:** Ronnie Sebastain, IISER Pune

**Abstract:** Voevodsky's conjecture states that numerical and smash
equivalence coincide for algebraic cycles. I shall explain the conjecture
in more detail and talk about some of the examples for which this
conjecture is known.