1. CMB 2014 (vol 58 pp. 356)
 Sebag, Julien

Homological Planes in the Grothendieck Ring of Varieties
In this note, we identify, in the Grothendieck group of complex
varieties $K_0(\mathrm Var_\mathbf{C})$, the classes of $\mathbf{Q}$homological
planes. Precisely, we prove that a connected smooth affine complex
algebraic surface $X$ is a $\mathbf{Q}$homological plane if
and only if $[X]=[\mathbf{A}^2_\mathbf{C}]$ in the ring $K_0(\mathrm Var_\mathbf{C})$
and $\mathrm{Pic}(X)_\mathbf{Q}:=\mathrm{Pic}(X)\otimes_\mathbf{Z}\mathbf{Q}=0$.
Keywords:motivic nearby cycles, motivic Milnor fiber, nearby motives Categories:14E05, 14R10 

2. CMB 2010 (vol 54 pp. 56)
 Dinh, Thi Anh Thu

Characteristic Varieties for a Class of Line Arrangements
Let $\mathcal{A}$ be a line arrangement in the complex projective plane
$\mathbb{P}^2$, having the points of multiplicity $\geq 3$ situated on two
lines in $\mathcal{A}$, say $H_0$ and $H_{\infty}$. Then we show that the
nonlocal irreducible components of the first resonance variety
$\mathcal{R}_1(\mathcal{A})$ are 2dimensional and correspond to parallelograms $\mathcal{P}$ in
$\mathbb{C}^2=\mathbb{P}^2 \setminus H_{\infty}$ whose sides are in $\mathcal{A}$ and for
which $H_0$ is a diagonal.
Keywords:local system, line arrangement, characteristic variety, resonance variety Categories:14C21, 14F99, 32S22, 14E05, 14H50 
