The Spring 2018 edition of the Western Algebraic Geometry Symposium (WAGS) is the weekend of 17–18 March 2018 at San Francisco State University. Details are now on the conference website.
Linda Chen (Swarthmore)
José González (UC Riverside)
Antonella Grassi (Penn)
Alina Marian (Northeastern)
Jose Israel Rodriguez (Chicago)
Karen Smith (Michigan)
Richard Thomas (Imperial)
Photo: Tiger James looks to the new year.
I’ll be speaking (on rationality) at the AMS Fall Sectional Meeting at Riverside. Other speakers in the algebraic geometry session are Aravind Asok, Emily Clader, Omprokash Das, Humberto Diaz, Matthias Flach, Martin Gallauer, James McKernan, Wenhao Ou, Dustin Ross, and Alexander Soibelman. The session is organized by Humberto Diaz, Jose Gonzalez, and Ziv Ran.
The invited addresses are by Paul Balmer, Pavel Etingof, and Monica Vazirani.
Photo: NO YOU CAN’T HAVE MY LEAVES STOP ASKING, from reddit.
WAGS returns to UCLA.
The Fall 2017 edition of the Western Algebraic Geometry Symposium (WAGS) will take place the weekend of 14–15 October 2017 at IPAM on the UCLA campus, hosted by the UCLA Mathematics Department. Details are now on the conference website.
If you plan to attend but haven’t yet registered, please register. It’s free, and knowing who’s coming will allow us to ensure that:
- We have enough space.
- We have enough coffee.
- We have enough food.
- We have a name tag ready for you, so that the conference is successful in helping you meet fellow mathematicians and helping other mathematicians meet you.
- We can help our funder to demonstrate — with evidence — that they’re supporting a thriving enterprise.
Send questions to firstname.lastname@example.org. [UPDATE: I previously gave the wrong email address (starting fall17).]
Photo of the Powell Cat from the Daily Bruin. More about the Powell Cat on twitter.
The spring 2017 edition of the Western Algebraic Geometry Symposium (WAGS) will be held at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver on the weekend 8–9 April 2017. For detailed information and to register, please see the conference website.
The excellent line-up of speakers is:
Jarod Alper (Washington)
Melody Chan (Brown)
Daniel Halpern-Leistner (Columbia)
Sam Payne (Yale)
Giulia Sacca (Stony Brook)
Bernd Sturmfels (Berkeley)
Ravi Vakil (Stanford, to be confirmed)
Image is from the Tremaine Arkley Croquet Collection in the UBC Library Rare Books and Special Collections via the UBC Library’s digitization blog.
The Fall 2016 edition of the Western Algebraic Geometry Symposium (WAGS) will be held at Colorado State University on the weekend of 15–16 October. In addition to an excellent program of talks, there will be a lively poster session.
Enrico Arbarello, Sapienza Universita di Roma/Stony Brook
Emily Clader, San Francisco State University
Luis Garcia, University of Toronto
Diane Maclagan, University of Warwick
Sandra Di Rocco, KTH
Brooke Ullery, University of Utah
For more information and to register, see the WAGS Fall 2016 site.
Don’t displease Brian Eno’s cat. Come to the four excellent talks at December’s Southern California Algebraic Geometry Seminar at UCLA.
Talks are in Mathematical Sciences Building 6627.
Jim Bryan, University of British Columbia
Dragos Oprea, University of California, San Diego
Giulia Sacca, SUNY Stony Brook
Xinwen Zhu, Caltech
For information on parking, please register.
Photo is a still from The British Guide to Showing Off via Hero Culte.
The Fall 2015 Western Algebraic Geometry Symposium will be held at the University of Washington, Seattle, on the weekend of 17–18 October in Savery Hall 260 (on the Quad — not the math department building).
Valery Alexeev, Georgia
Aravind Asok, USC
Brian Osserman, Davis
Alena Pirutka, NYU
Yiwei She, Columbia
Rekha Thomas, Washington
Nikolaos Tziolas, Cyprus & Princeton
Photo from imagur. Todd Marinovich: “I just saw purple. That’s all. No numbers, no faces, just purple.”