Mihnea Popa Office: Lunt 226 Tel: 8474915576 email: mpopa@math.northwestern.edu URL: www.math.northwestern.edu/~mpopa 

Brief course description: Here are some of the new topics that we will discuss this quarter: Lichtin's theorem on the roots of the BernsteinSato polynomial, minimal exponents, Hodge filtration and its interaction with the Vfiltration, rudiments of Hodge modules, Hodge ideals. Notes will be posted regularly. 