WAGS / Fall 2008


University of Utah
8-9 November 2008

  Speakers and Program


All meetings will take place at the Department of Mathematics of the University of Utah. The buildings for the mathematics department are John Witsoe Building (JWB) and LeRoy Cowles Building (LCB). Further details can be found at campus map and building locator.

Saturday, 8 November
Sunday, 9 November
09:00-09:30 JWB 228 (Lounge)
Registration, Coffee, and Bagels
LCB 219
Talk: Martin Olsson
LCB 219
Talk: Karl Schwede
Local Restaurants
LCB 219
Talk: Sebastian Casalaina-Martin
LCB 219
Talk: Arend Bayer
LCB Loft
Mexican Dinner (Cost 15 $)
09:00-09:30 JWB 228 (Lounge)
Coffee and Bagels
LCB 219
Talk: Nick Proudfoot
LCB 219
Talk: Kai Behrend


Aaron Bertram, Milena Hering and Arend Bayer.

If you have any questions, send us an e-mail to . 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 stating your name, position, and if you will be applying for financial support.

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 25. We expect to communicate financial assistance decisions by end of September.


We have blocked out 15 double rooms and 10 single rooms for the nights of November 7-8 at the University Guest House. The room rate is $89 plus tax per night, breakfast and internet included. Reservations must be made by 23 October, directly through the Guest House. (The best way to make reservations is to call them at 1-888-416-4075; otherwise,see the website for contact information.) When making your reservations, please specify you are using WAGS Mathematics conference blocked rooms.

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


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

By plane: Salt Lake City's international airport 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 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 include Colorado 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 Utah, 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 State).

Department of Mathematics
University of Utah

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