WAGS / Fall 2005


Conference in Honor of
Jim Carrell

University of Utah
3-4 December 2005

  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, 3 December
Sunday, 4 December
9:00-9:30 JWB 228 (Lounge)
Registration, Coffee, and Bagels
LCB 219
Talk: Jun Li
LCB 219
Talk: Adrian Clingher
Local Restanrants
LCB 219
Talk: Vladimir Baranovsky
LCB 219
Talk: Thomas Nevins
LCB 219
Talk: Sándor Kovács
18:30- ----
East-West Connection Restaurant
Banquet dinner
9:00-9:30 JWB 228 (Lounge)
Coffee and Bagels
LCB 219
Talk: Chris Woodward
LCB 219
Talk: Aaron Bertram


Aaron Bertram, Christopher Hacon, and Y.-P. Lee.

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

Department of Mathematics
University of Utah
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.


We've got 30 (single and double) rooms blocked out at the University Guest House for the nights of 2-3 December. The room rate is $69 (plus tax). Reservations must be made by 15 November, directly through the Guest House. (See the website for the contact information.) When reserving a room, please say that you are part of the WAGS/Math room block.

Those who are seeking for funding should try to share the double rooms. If you have difficulty finding another person to share the room, 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, 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).

Department of Mathematics
University of Utah

Webpage maintained by Y.-P. Lee

Valid XHTML 1.0!!

THIS PAGE WAS COPIED FROM http://www.math.utah.edu/~wags05/