WAGS / Spring 2013

16-17 February 2013


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Speakers and Program


    All talks will take place in Galileo Hall, on the (small and easy to navigate) campus of Harvey Mudd College.

On-site registration begins at 8:30am on Saturday and the last talk ends at noon on Sunday.
Saturday, February 16, 2013
Sunday, February 17, 2013
8:30-9:00 Galileo Hall
Registration, Coffee, and Bagels

Mendebaldeko Lecture: Ravi Vakil


Talk: Chenyang Xu

Talk: Federico Ardila

Coffee break

Talk: Xinyi Yuan
Platt Campus Center Dinner
9:00-9:30 Galileo Hall
Coffee and Bagels

Talk: Noah Giansiracusa


Talk: Zhiwei Yun

Social Events

    There will be a dinner celebration on the evening of Saturday, February 16, as listed in the schedule above. All registered participants are encouraged to attend.

Local Organizers

    This conference is hosted by Harvey Mudd College, and the local organizer is Dagan Karp.

    If you have any questions, send an email to wags-at-math.hmc.edu. The postal address is

    Department of Mathematics
    Harvey Mudd College
    Claremont, CA 91711


    Please register as soon as you know that you will be attending. To register, fill out this simple form: http://goo.gl/2jdbT. You will be asked to provide your name, email, institution, position and whether or not you are requesting financial aid.

Financial Assistance

    Financial support will be available for students, postdocs and otherwise unsupported faculty. Please register by Monday, January 14 to be considered for financial support.

    We expect to communicate financial assistance decisions by January 16.


    Conference Hotel: DoubleTree Ontario Airport
    A block of rooms has been reserved at a group rate at the DoubleTree, Ontario Airport on the nights of Friday, February 15 and Saturday, February 16. This group will be available until January 25, 2013. Please mention the group WAGS when making reservations.

    DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Ontario Airport
    222 North Vineyard Avenue
    Ontario, California, 91764-4431, USA
    TEL: 1-909-937-0900

    Those who request 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.

    Alternative Hotels: As noted below, the conference hotel is not within walking distance of HMC. (It is a short drive, and WAGS is providing group transportation.) There is a group of hotels within walking distance of HMC, but they are not highly rated. This includes a Howard Johnson, and others in its immediate vicinity. If Claremont has a less desirable neighborhood, higher in crime and so forth, this is it. However, if you would prefer a less fancy hotel, next to the freeway, but very cheap, and walking distance to campus, then feel free to make that choice. You are advised to check travel websites, such as these reviews on TripAdvisor, before doing so.

Shuttle Service

    Shuttle Service: The conference hotel's proximity to the Ontario airport makes travel between hotel and airport trivial, and travel between hotel and conference nontrivial. (It's often the reverse.) To facilitate travel between the hotel and HMC, shuttle service will provide group transportation for everyone (in groups up to 45 per trip). Scheduled departure times are as follows.

    Saturday Morning
    Trip 1: Depart Hotel 8:15am -- Arrive HMC 8:30am
    Trip 2: Depart Hotel 8:45am -- Arrive HMC 9:00am

    Saturday Evening
    Trip 1: Depart HMC 7:30pm -- Arrive Hotel 7:45pm
    Trip 2: Depart HMC 8:00pm -- Arrive Hotel 8:15pm

    Sunday Morning
    Trip 1: Depart Hotel: 8:30am -- Arrive HMC 8:45am
    Trip 2: Depart Hotel: 9:00am -- Arrive HMC 9:15am

    Sunday Afternoon
    Trip 1: Depart HMC 12:30pm -- Arrive Hotel 12:45pm
    Trip 2: Depart HMC 1:00pm -- Arrive Hotel 1:15pm


    By plane: It is highly recommended that you fly into Ontario Airport (ONT), which is close to HMC and the conference hotel. ONT is a convenient, small, easy to navigate regional airport. Southwest serves ONT, often with reasonable rates.

    If you choose to fly into another airport in the greater Los Angeles area, such as Bob Hope Airport (BUR), John Wayne Airport (SNA), or Los Angeles International (LAX), know that your travel will be significant between the airport and HMC. (The distance between LAX and HMC is roughly 50 miles.)

    By car: Any driver surely has their own map, but note that it is easy to drive to HMC via either the 10 or 210 Freeways.

    By public transportation: If you fly into LAX, or are traveling from Los Angeles, public transportation is a viable alternative. From LAX, take the Union Station FlyAway bus, which makes no stops between LAX and Union Station. From Union Station, take the San Bernardino Line MetroLink Train to Claremont Station, which is a nice short walk away from HMC. Trains run on a limited schedule on weekends, so check the schedule carefully.

    Parking: Parking for WAGS is free, and participants should use the lot located at the intersection of Dartmouth Ave. and Foothill Blvd, which is accessible by Foothill Blvd only. This lot is at the Northwest corner of campus and is made visible on the campus map by clicking on the "parking" option.

Local Information

About WAGS

Department of Mathematics
Harvey Mudd College

Webpage maintained by Dagan Karp

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