WAGS / Fall 2012


University of Utah
October 20-21, 2012

  Speakers and Program


All meetings will take place in the John Witsoe Building (JWB) of the Department of Mathematics of the University of Utah. A map and further details can be found at campus map and building locator.

Saturday, October 20
Sunday, October 21
09:00-09:30 JWB 228 (Lounge)
Coffee and Bagels
JWB 335
Talk: János Kollár
JWB 228 (Lounge)
Poster session
Local Restaurants
JWB 335
Talk: Matt Baker
JWB 335
Talk: Sean Keel
LCB Loft (fourth floor)
09:00-09:30 JWB 228 (Lounge)
Coffee and Bagels
JWB 335
Talk: Aise Johan de Jong
JWB 335
Talk: Burt Totaro
Local Restaurants


Tommaso de Fernex and Christopher Hacon.

If you have any questions, send us an e-mail to fall12@wagsymposium.org. Our postal address is

Department of Mathematics
University of Utah
155 South 1400 East, JWB 233
Salt Lake City, UT 84112-0090


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 fall12@wagsymposium.org stating your name, position, and if you will be applying for financial support.

Poster Session

Young participants are encouraged to participate in the poster session to be held on Saturday October 20, by presenting a poster on their research. If you would like to participate, please visit Steffen Marcus' Page.

Financial Assistance

Some financial support will be available for students and young unsupported faculty. Please state in your registration if you need financial assistance.

Deadline for applying support is September 10. We expect to communicate financial assistance decisions by September 15.

If you were granted finantial support, to claim your reimbursement: please go to the Travel Reimbursements for Visitors or Guests on the CSU webpage and fill up the Visitor travel form. Please refer to Reimbursement guidelines for instructions.


We have blocked out 25 double twin rooms and 15 single king rooms for the nights of October 19-20 at the University Guest House, 110 South Fort Douglas Boulevard, Salt Lake City, UT 84113.

The room rate is $99 plus tax per night, breakfast and internet (UGuest, see below) included. Reservations must be made by September 27, directly through the Guest House at 1-888-416-4075 (see also the website for further contact information). When making your reservations, please specify you are using WAGS Mathematics conference blocked rooms.

Those who are funded by the conference are requested to share the double rooms or pay half of the room charge. If you have difficulty finding a roommate, please email us at fall12@wagsymposium.org .

Wireless Access

Throughout campus (including the Guest House) there is free wireless internet access.


You can travel to Salt Lake City by airplane or by car:

By plane: Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC) is a destination for most airlines. Once at the airport, you can rent a car, take a taxi (about $25), or use public transportation to go to the Guest House.

By car: Major highways through Salt Lake City are Interstates 15 and 80. We suggest that you check the standard internet sites (for instance Google Maps, Yahoo Maps or MapQuest) to obtain maps and driving directions to the Guest House.

Local Information

About WAGS

The Western Algebraic Geometry Symposium 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.

WAGS meets twice per year and congregates an international group of more than 70 mathematicians, from students to experts in the field of Algebraic Geometry.

Long term planning for WAGS is currently done by Aaron Bertram (Utah), Renzo Cavalieri (Colorado State), Sebastian Casalaina-Martin (Colorado), Sándor Kovács (Washington), and Ravi Vakil (Stanford).

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).

Department of Mathematics
University of Utah

Webpage maintained by Tommaso de Fernex

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