WAGS Fall 2011

October 1-2, 2011
Colorado State University

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Alastair Craw
University of Glasgow
Noncommutative toric geometry
Milena Hering
University of Connecticut
Cox rings of toric bundles
Giorgio Ottaviani
Universitá di Firenze
What is the rank of a tensor?
Kevin Tucker
Princeton University
Recent advances in connecting and contrasting test ideals and multiplier ideals
Jonathan Wise
Stanford University
Relative Gromov-Witten theories
Melanie Matchett Wood
University of Wisconsin at Madison
Motivic discriminants

About WAGS

The Western Algebraic Geometry Symposium 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. Sadly, as senior figures moved east, the original WAGS faded away.

In 2002, WAGS was resurrected. Our goal is to have a twice-yearly meeting of algebraic geometers in the western half of the United States and Canada, with ample time for chatting, as well as a good number of research talks. The conference has been consistently attracting over 50 participants.

The institutions currently participating in WAGS are the University of Arizona, Colorado State University, Stanford University, the University of British Columbia, the University of California at Berkeley, the University of California at Riverside, the University of California at Los Angeles the University of Utah, the University of Washington, and more.

Long term planning for WAGS is currently being organized by Ravi Vakil, Aaron Bertram, Sándor Kovács, Renzo Cavalieri and Sebastian Casalaina-Martin.


The meeting will be held at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado. Registration and coffee breaks will take place in the Department of Mathematics, located in the Weber building. Lectures will take place in the TILT building next door. Click here for a campus map and locator; Weber is on the oval in the north-east corner of campus.
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Saturday, October 1
8:30-9:30 registration and breakfast
9:30-10:45 Giorgio Ottaviani
11:00-12:00 Jonathan Wise
12:00-2:00 lunch break
2:00-3:00 Kevin Tucker
3:15-4:15 Milena Hering
4:15-6:00 poster session (Weber 237)
7:00-10:00 Banquet at the Fort Collins Brewery
Sunday, October 2
9:30-10:30 Alastair Craw
11:00-12:00 Melanie Wood


Please help us prepare! Register as soon as you can.

You are in charge of your own logistics -- hotels, transportation, etc. To make it easier to find other people looking for roommates, etc., we have set up a sign-up sheet at http://tinyurl.com/wags-info-public.

We recommend you stay in the initial list view, but if you insist on using spreadsheet view, please don't sort the ranges as this will mix up everyone's information!

Financial Assistance

WAGS is partially supported by a grant from the NSF. Our policy is not to fund senior participants; we hope that the conference will be attractive enough that senior algebraic geometers will come of their own volition. However, we try to fund all graduate students and unfunded post-docs (from the western two time zones of the continent).


Book your room soon -- Colorado State's homecoming is also this weekend.

BOOK YOUR ROOM IMMEDIATELY -- rooms in Fort Collins are going fast.

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Local Information

It's fun in the Fort.

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