WAGS Fall 2010

November 6-7, 2010
University of Arizona

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Vincent Bouchard
(University of Alberta)
The geometry of mirror curves
Andrei Caldararu
(University of Wisconsin, Madison)
From Lie theory to algebraic geometry and back
Kiran Kedlaya
Irregularity of flat meromorphic connections
Y.-P. Lee
(University of Utah)
Crepant transformation conjecture for flops
Alina Marian
(Uiversity of Illinois at Chicago)
On theta linear series over moduli spaces of sheaves on surfaces
Karl Schwede
(Penn State University)
Test ideals and finite maps

About WAGS

The Western Algebraic Geometry Seminar 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.

The institutions currently participating in WAGS are Colorado State University, Stanford University, the University of British Columbia, the University of California at Berkeley, the University of Utah, the University of Washington and the University of Arizona. Support for the Seminar is provided by the National Science Foundation 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 next meeting will be: Spring 2011 (Stanford).

Acknowledgements for WAGS Fall 2010: This edition of WAGS was supported by the NSF and the Department of Mathematics at University of Arizona. We would like to thank all who helped, especially Enrique Acosta, Jennifer Hardy, William McCallum and Victor Piercey (from University of Arizona) as well as Renzo Cavalieri and Sheri Hofeling (from Colorado State University).


WAGS Fall 2010 will take place at the
Department of Mathematics
University of Arizona
Tucson, Arizona

Here you can find a map of the Mathematics Building, while the talks will take place in the Berger Auditorium at McClelland Hall (1130 E Helen St). Here is a campus map.

You can find directions from the hotels to McClelland Hall at Directions.

Saturday, November 6th
Sunday, November 7th
8:30-9:30 Registration, Coffee
Talk: Andrei Caldararu
10:30-11:00 Break
Talk: Kiran Kedlaya
Talk: Y.-P. Lee
Talk: Vincent Bouchard
Poster Session and reception
8:00-9:00 Coffee
Talk: Alina Marian
Talk: Karl Schwede

Poster Session

This semester WAGS will include a poster session. The goal is to increase the flow of information between participants. Postdocs and graduate students are strongly encouraged to participate, especially those requesting WAGS funding. Please mention in your Registration that you would like participate in the poster session.

You can find the list of poster presenters, pdf files of posters as well as tips for poster creation at Fall 2010 WAGS poster page (page maintained by Victor Piercey).

For information on previous WAGS poster sessions please visit the Spring 2010 WAGS poster page.

Local organizers

Ana-Maria Castravet, Yi Hu, Kirti Joshi.

If you have any questions, send us an e-mail at fall10@wagsymposium.org.

Our postal address is
University of Arizona
Department of Mathematics
617 N Santa Rita Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85719


Please, help us have everything ready on time! Register as soon as you know you will be attending.

If you have any questions, just send an e-mail to fall10@wagsymposium.org.

Registration fee: There is a 10$ registration fee to cover various last minute costs. Victor Piercey and Enrique Acosta will collect the fee and give you a receipt.

Financial Assistance

Some financial assistance will be available to graduate students and young unsupported faculty. Please state in your Registration if you need financial assistance.

The deadline for applying for financial support is October 1st.


Please make your own arrangements for accommodation. The two hotels most convenient to the math department are the Marriott University Park (520-792-4100) and the Sheraton Four Points University (520-327-7341). We have blocked a number of rooms at the Sheraton Four Points (about 100$ per room). Both hotels are adjacent to campus and an easy walk to the math department. The Marriott is newer, better located with respect to restaurants and entertainment, but more expensive. If you prefer other options, you can find a list of Bed and Breakfasts here.


The Tucson International Airport is located south of the city, only about 8 miles from the University, and is served by several major airlines, including American, America West, Continental, Delta, Northwest, Southwest, and United. The simplest way to get to the University or a hotel is to take a taxi, or else to use the Arizona Stagecoach van service (877-782-4355), which has a desk in the baggage claim area. A taxi is about $30, and the one-way fare on Arizona Stagecoach is about $20, so for two people going to the same destination a shared taxi is likely to be cheaper. The airport's web site has details on other transportation options, as well as much other useful information.

It is also possibe to fly to Phoenix's Sky Harbor Airport and drive or take a shuttle service to Tucson. The one-way trip is about 100 miles and takes about 2 hours.

If you're looking for a more leisurely mode of travel you might consider Amtrak's Texas Eagle service. It stops in Tucson on its way between Chicago and Los Angeles.

Local Information

Tucson is located in southern Arizona, about 60 miles from Mexico. Tucson is in the heart of the Sonoran desert, and is surrounded by significant mountains, including the 9100-foot high Mount Lemmon. It is also one of the oldest settlements in North America and enjoys a rich mix of Native American, Hispanic, and Anglo culture.

The University of Arizona was founded in 1885 with 32 students and 6 teachers. Today the University of Arizona has about 34,000 students and about 1600 faculty members. Its annual research grants total about $320 million. The Mathematics Department of the University of Arizona has about 60 tenured or tenure-track faculty and about 50 graduate students. (There are about another 50 graduate students in the closely related program in applied mathematics.) The department is known for its strengths in applied mathematics, math education research and outreach, and number theory, among other things.

Directions (from hotels to McClelland Hall and University Boulevard restaurants).

Some restaurants in Tucson: Hacienda del Sol, Cafe Poca Cosa, El Charro Cafe.

About 15 minutes drive from downtown Tucson are the two Saguaro National Parks (East and West) and the Sabino Canyon.

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