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SoCalAGS @ UCSD, 29 February 2020

The next meeting of the Southern California Algebraic Geometry Seminar (SoCalAGS) will take place on Saturday, 29 February 2020, at University of California, San Diego. Speakers are:

Fabio Bernasconi (Utah)
Nathaniel Bottman (USC)
David Stapleton (UCSD)
Maria Yakerson (Regensburg)

Please register. It’s free and helps us to demonstrate appetite for this seminar.

Image via @uscg: “In 1945, Salty, the mascot at Air Station San Diego, became the first cat to take part in a rescue mission when she stowed away with her kittens on an amphibious reconnaissance plane just before it took off to rescue a pilot who had gone down at sea. #NationalCatDay #SARcat” Look carefully for the second kitten!

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WAGS @ Utah, 2–3 November 2019

The action-packed Fall 2019 meeting of the Western Algebraic Geometry Symposium (WAGS) will take place at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City.

Personal note: I’ll be attending WAGS and would be interested in chatting with anyone who has experience using MAGMA. — Burt

Speakers are:
Daniel Bragg, Berkeley
Kristin DeVleming, UCSD
Eric Ramos, Oregon
Stefan Schreieder, Munich
Isabel Vogt, Stanford
Jakub Witaszek, Michigan

Registration is free; funding is available for graduate students.

Photo shows a cat sprinting through play between Tigres UANL and Real Salt Lake City at Rio Tinto Stadium in Salt Lake City, 24 July 2019.

Photo credit: Jeff Swinger-USA TODAY Sports.

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SoCalAGS @ USC, 5 October 2019

The fall 2019 meeting of the Southern California Algebraic Geometry Seminar (SoCalAGS) will take place at the University of Southern California (USC) on Saturday 5 October.

The epic slate of speakers is:

Nivedita Bhaskhar (USC)
Stefano Filipazzi (UCLA)
Michail Savvas (UCSD)
Stefan Schreieder (Munich)

Registration is free. Please register, not least because you will get information about … parking.

Image: Very forbearing Trojan Cat who belongs to @groovychickboutique.

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Complex Algebraic Geometry @ UCSD, 11-13 January 2019

The new year will begin with a Complex Algebraic Geometry conference at UCSD in La Jolla. Registration is free, and there are some funds for graduate students and postdocs.

Speakers are:
Jim Bryan
Paolo Cascini
Paul Hacking
Young-Hoon Kiem
Eric Larson
John Lesieutre
Aaron Pixton
Laura Schaposnik*
Christian Schnell
Jason Starr
Burt Totaro
Chenyang Xu

Image is a still from The Cat Returns (2002, dir. Hiroyuki Morita).

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SoCalAGS @ UCLA, 17 November 2018

11. Sweet Peas and Little black and White cat

The next Southern California Algebraic Geometry Seminar takes place at UCLA on Saturday, 17 November 2018. More information is available at the seminar webpage.

Our excellent slate of speakers is:
Eva Bayer (Lausanne)
Daniel Bragg (Berkeley)
Marc Hoyois (USC)
Junliang Shen (MIT)

Registration is free and very simple. Please register here.

Image of sweetpeas and visiting neighborhood cat from For the Love of Dirt. The 17th of November is sweetpea day (27 Brumaire) in the French Republican Calendar.

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WAGS @ Oregon, 6–7 October 2018

The Fall 2018 meeting of the Western Algebraic Geometry Symposium (WAGS) will take place this weekend at the University of Oregon in Eugene.

Registration is free, and in addition to the usual program of stimulating talks, there will be a poster session.

Speakers are:

Roya Beheshti (Washington in St. Louis)
Laure Flapan (Northeastern)
Eugene Gorsky (UC Davis)
Raman Parimala (Emory)
Mark Shoemaker (Colorado State)
Botong Wang (Wisconsin)

Image from AnnieBananyCreations on Etsy.
Additional cat-duck content.

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SoCalAGS @ USC, 14 April 2018

The next Southern California Algebraic Geometry Seminar takes place at USC on Saturday, 14 April 2018. More information is available at the seminar webpage.

Our excellent slate of speakers is:
Ben Antieau (UIC)
Barbara Fantechi (Sissa)
Tommaso de Fernex (Utah)
Hiraku Nakajima (Kyoto)

Registration is free and very simple. Please register here.

Photo is by Julie Kitzenberger of a cat and pigeon who are friends. The 14th of April is pigeon day (25 Germinal) in the French Republican calendar.

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