Christine Berkesch Zamaere University of Minnesota Torus invariants and binomial D-modules
Jim Carlson University of Utah Transcendence of the field of periods for special cubic threefolds
Giulio Caviglia Purdue University Lex-Plus-Power inequalities
Dusty Ross University of Michigan Gromov-Witten Theory of Calabi-Yau Three-Orbifolds
Karl Schwede University of Utah F-singularities vs singularities of higher dimensional algebraic geometry
Sofia Tirabassi University of Utah Deformations of minimal cohomology classes
Location All talks will take place in Engineering/Physics (EP) 122 . This is about a 15-20 minute walk from the hotel.

If you drive to campus, parking on Gold Lots 15 and 16 is free on weekends. More information can be found here.

Saturday, October 11 Sunday, October 12
09:30-10:00 Coffee, Tea and Pastries

Dusty Ross

11-11:15 Coffee Break

Christine Berkesch Zamaere

Local Restaurants
2:00-2:30 Coffee and Tea

Jim Carlson

3:30-4:00 Coffee Break

Giulio Caviglia

Poster session/Reception

08:30-09:00 Coffee, Tea and Pastries

Sofia Tirabassi

10:00-10:30 Coffee Break

Karl Schwede

Local Restaurants
Lunch Options There are a number of restaurants on Sixth Street east of campus, as well as on Main Street, which crosses Sixth Street about 6 blocks east of campus.

Reception We are planning a reception, together with the poster session, on Saturday October 11, 5:15-7:15 at the Horizon-Crest Rooms in the Idaho Commons .
Air Travel

Please make your own arrangements for travel. Moscow is served by the Pullman/Moscow Regional Airport (PUW), which is located about 5 miles away from the University of Idaho. Best Western will provide shuttle service to PUW.

The alternative is to use the Spokane International Airport (GEG). GEG is a 90 minute drive from the University of Idaho. The cheapest option is for you to form carpools and rent cars to drive. We will help in arranging carpools or shuttle service, so please let us know if you are flying into or out of Spokane airport and need help.

You also have an option to use the Lewiston-Nez Perce County Airport (LWS) in Lewiston, Idaho, which is a 40 minute drive from the University of Idaho. There is no scheduled shuttle but arrangements for transport to Moscow can be made.

Accommodation Please make your own hotel arrangements. Rooms have been blocked at: To get the group rates, please book directly with the hotel at (800)-325-8765 and mention you are with Western Algebraic Geometry Symposium. These rooms will be held until September 10.

Help us have everything ready on time! Please e-mail us at wagsfall14@gmail.com as soon as you know you are coming. Please include the following information:

  1. Name.
  2. Institutional affiliation.
  3. Whether or not you are applying for travel support
  4. If you are participating in the poster session, a title for your poster.

List of registered participants

Financial Support

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

The Deadline for applying for support was September 8.

We did let everyone know about support decisions by September 10.

Abstracts Follow the link to read the abstracts.
Poster Session

Please indicate when registering (or by later e-mail to the same address) if you would like to participate in the poster session. Include a title for your poster.

For more information on the poster session, please follow this link.


Wireless will be available on the University of Idaho campus for all WAGS participants. You can use the AirVandalGuest network, or, for better connection speed and access, we have arranged for temporary accounts on the AirVandalGold network. We will have usernames and passwords available Saturday morning.

Moscow Information
Contact To contact the organizers, Hirotachi Abo, Zach Teitler, Stefan Tohaneanu, and Alexander Woo, please email fall14@wagsymposium.org.
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).