WAGS / Fall '04


Colorado State University
October 9 -10, 2004

Confirmed Speakers
Aaron Bertram
(University of Utah)
Genus-zero Gromov-Witten invariants of flag manifolds
Jim Bryan
(University of British Columbia)
The local Gromov-Witten theory of curves
Tom Graber
(University of California, Berkeley)
Moduli of hyperplane arrangements
Ludmil Katzarkov
(University of California, Irvine)
Mirror Symmetry for Fano manifolds and manifolds of general type
Rick Miranda
(Colorado State University)
Matching conditions for degenerating plane curves
Mike Nakamaye
(University of New Mexico)
Interpolation on algebraic groups
Jason Starr
(Massachussetts Institute of Technology)
Kodaira dimensions of spaces of rational curves

About WAGS

The Western Algebraic Geometry Seminar traces its origins back to the Utah - UCLA Algebraic Geometry Seminar started in 1989 by H. Clemens, D. Gieseker, M. Green, J. Kollár, and R. Lazarsfeld. Later on, it became the Utah - UCLA - Chicago Algebraic Geometry Seminar.

The institutions currently participating in WAGS are Colorado State University, Stanford University, the University of British Columbia, the University of California at Berkeley, the University of Utah and the University of Washington. Support for the Seminar is provided by the National Science Foundation and the participating institutions.

WAGS meets twice per year and congregates an international group of more than 50 mathematicians, from students to experts in the field of Algebraic Geometry. The last few meetings were: Fall '02 (Utah), Spring '03 (Stanford), Fall '03 (Vancouver) and Spring '04 (Utah). The coming meetings will be: Spring '05 (University of Washington) and Fall '05 (Stanford).


All meetings will take place at the Department of Mathematics of Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado. The department is located in the Weber building; click here for a campus map and locator.

Saturday, October 9th
Sunday, October 10th
8:00-9:00 Weber 117
Registration, Coffee, and Bagels
Hammond Auditorium
Talk: Miranda
Hammond Auditorium
Talk: Bryan
Local Restaurants
Hammond Auditorium
Talk: Graber
Weber 117
Coffee Break
Hammond Auditorium
Talk: Nakamaye
Hammond Auditorium
Talk: Katzarkov
Local Restaurants
Holger's House
Party: wine, cheese, and dessert.
8:30-9:30 Weber 117
Coffee and Bagels
Hammond Auditorium
Talk: Bertram
Hammond Auditorium
Talk: Starr


Hirotachi Abo, Holger Kley and Chris Peterson.

If you have any questions, send us an e-mail to wags04@math.colostate.edu. Our postal address is

Department of Mathematics
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CO 80523


Please, help us have everything ready on time! Register as soon as you know that you will be attending. Just send an e-mail to wags04@math.colostate.edu stating your name, position, and if you will be applying for financial support.

We expect to communicate financial assistance decisions by September 1 and on a rolling basis thereafter..

Financial Assistance

Some financial support will be available for students and young unsupported faculty, with first priority going to those coming from participating institutions. Please state in your registration if you need financial assistance.

We expect to communicate financial assistance decisions by September 1st and on a rolling basis thereafter.


Participants are expected to lodge at the Best Western University Inn, located at 914 South College Avenue, telephone: (888) 484-2984 . After registering for the seminar, each participant should make his/her own reservation with the motel before September 24. The price is $59.50 (plus tax) for a single or double room, including continental breakfast. Please mention that you are a guest of the CSU Mathematics Department to obtain the special price.


You can travel to Fort Collins by airplane or by car:

By plane: Denver International Airport (we all call it DIA, but its airport code is DEN), is a destination for most airlines. Once at the airport, you can rent a car (click here for driving directions - approximately 75 minutes driving time) or ride the Shamrock Airport Express (reservation required; be sure to mention that you want to be dropped at the Best Western University Inn - approximately 2 hours riding time) to Fort Collins.

By car: Major highways through Fort Collins are Interstate 25 and US 287. Click here for driving directions.

Local Information
  • Weather: weather in Fort Collins is usually perfect... In early October, expect pleasantly warm days and cool nights, with little chance of precipitation. Current weather conditions can be checked here.
  • Official Fort Collins web site.

Colorado State University
Department of Mathematics

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