This conference is hosted by UCLA and organized in
conjunction with Harvey Mudd College.
The local organizers are Mark
Green and Dagan
If you have any questions, send us an email at
wags-at-math.hmc.edu. Our postal addresses are
UCLA Department of Mathematics
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1555
Department of Mathematics
Harvey Mudd College
Claremont, CA 91711
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
wags-at-math.hmc.edu. stating your name, position,
and if you will be applying for financial
support. Note the below deadline for the
hotel group rate, so please apply immediately.
Some financial support will be available for
students and young unsupported faculty. Please
state in your registration if you need financial
Hotel Palomar is a newly renovated hotel
on Wilshire. It is within walking distance of
IPAM, but also offers shuttle service upon
request. There is a restaurant on site. Parking is
available to IPAM guests at the discounted rate of
$20/day. IPAM's room rate at Hotel Palomar is
$128/night (around $146 with tax). To make your
reservation, go here,
or call the reservations line below. Please
identify yourself as an IPAM guest and verify that
they are giving you the correct rate. Rooms will
be blocked until two weeks before the first day of
10740 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, California 90024
Those who are seeking for funding should try to
share a double room. If you have difficulty
finding another person to share the room, please
email us at wags-at-math.hmc.edu.
You can travel to UCLA by airplane or by car:
By plane: The Los Angeles International
Airport (LAX) is closest and most convenient to
UCLA. Other options include Bob Hope (BUR) and
Long Beach (LGB). Less convenient but possible
include John Wayne (SNA), Oxnard (OXR) and Ontario
(ONT). Transportation to UCLA from LAX includes
rental car, shuttle and public transportation.
- Rental cars: A plethora of options are
available. Use your favorite booking method.
- Shuttle: SuperShuttle
provides shared rides to UCLA for reasonable
rates. Reservations can be made in advance.
- Public Transportation: The LA County
Metropolitan Transportation Authority created metro.net
which provides a detailed trip planner. This
trip requires one transfer and costs $6.25.
By car: In addition to the standard sites
for directions and maps, SigAlert
provides detailed real-time traffic information
for the greater Los Angeles area. SigAlert tends
to be (much) more accurate and provides greater
information than, for instance, google and yahoo
traffic maps of Los Angeles.
Parking: Parking in or near UCLA can be
challenging. See this site
for detailed instructions.
The Western Algebraic Geometry Seminar traces
back its origin 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
State University, Stanford
University, the University of
British Columbia, the University
of California at Berkeley, the University of
California at Santa Barbara, the University of
Mudd College, and the University
of Washington. Support for the Seminar is
provided by NSF
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 2002 (Utah), Spring
2003 (Stanford), Fall
2003 (Vancouver), Spring
2004 (Utah), Fall
2004 (Colorado State), Spring
2005 (Washington), Fall
2005 (Utah), Spring
2006 (Berkeley), Fall
2006 (Utah), Spring 2007 (Washington), Fall
2007 (Colorado), Fall
2008 (Utah), Spring
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