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Stable Cohomology @ Snowbird May 28th, 2018

There will be a workshop “Stable Cohomology: Foundations and Applications” at Snowbird, Utah, May 28 — June 1, 2018.

There are funds to support the participation of a small number of graduate students and early career faculty. To apply for for this, please fill out the application form before 28 February 2018.


  • Lars Winther Christensen (Texas Tech University)
  • Srikanth Iyengar (University of Utah)
  • Mark Walker (University of Nebraska)
  • Sarah Witherspoon (Texas A&M University)

For more information, including a list of participants and a tentative program, see the web page for the workshop.

Macaulay2 Workshop, Leipzig June 8th, 2018

A Macaulay2 workshop will take place at Max Planck Institute in Leipzig in 2018 from Monday June 4th to Friday June 8th. The purpose of the workshop is to bring the Macaulay2 developers Dan Grayson and Mike Stillman together with those who would like to share or to develop their skills on Macaulay2. More information about registration for this workshop will be posted on the workshop webpage:

CBMS “Applications of Polynomial Systems” at TCU June 4th, 2018

NSF/CBMS Conference on “Applications of Polynomial Systems”
Dates: 6/4/2018 – 6/8/2018
Location: Texas Christian University — Fort Worth, TX

The conference will feature a series of ten lectures by Professor David Cox on topics including elimination theory, polynomial systems in the real world, geometric modeling, geometric constraint theory, and chemical reaction networks. Follow up lectures will be given by other leading experts including Carlos D’Andrea, Jonathan Hauenstein, Hal Schenck, Jessica Sidman, and Alicia Dickenstein. The conference will also feature a problem session, software demonstration, and poster session.

The CBMS and NSF have generously provided funding for the conference, including funds for travel and lodging of attendees (NSF grant DMS-1741730) . To apply for funding, please visit the conference website. Graduate students, recent PhDs, and members of underrepresented groups in mathematics are especially encouraged to apply.

Sponsored by the Conference Board of the Mathematical Sciences, each five-day conference in the Regional Conference series features a distinguished lecturer who delivers ten lectures on a topic of important current research in one sharply focused area of the mathematical sciences; the lecturer subsequently prepares an expository monograph based upon these lectures. The principal lecturer for this conference will be David A. Cox, the William J. Walker Professor of Mathematics at Amherst College. Professor Cox is a world-renowned master expositor and award-winning author of several popular and highly-cited books in the mathematical area of applied algebraic geometry. Professor Cox’s lectures will discuss historical developments in this field in light of modern perspectives, leading right up to current research and applications to such diverse fields as computer aided design, rigidity of mechanical linkages, and chemical reaction networks. Each pair of lectures by Professor Cox will develop a chosen topic and be followed by a further lecture by a specialist he has hand-picked to provide a deeper look at the forefront of current work on that topic.​

Graduate Summer School in Algebraic Group Actions, McMaster University June 11th, 2018

Graduate Summer School in Algebraic Group Actions
June 11 – 15, 2018, McMaster University

One of the goals of this summer school is to capitalize on the successful Fields Institute “Combinatorial Algebraic Geometry” Major Thematic Program in Fall 2016 and to offer beginning graduate students a chance to get an in-depth introduction to some of the exciting topics within Combinatorial Algebraic Geometry during the week before the Retrospective Workshop (to be held June 18–22, 2018 at the Fields Institute) on the same theme.

– Kiumars Kaveh (University of Pittsburgh)
– Johannes Hofscheier (McMaster)

Dr. Kaveh and Dr. Hofscheier will each give a 5-day series of lectures on these topics of interest to Combinatorial Algebraic Geometry. We expect Dr. Kaveh to focus on Newton-Okounkov bodies and tropical geometry, with Dr. Hofscheier focusing primarily on spherical geometry. Lectures will be held in the morning, with problem sessions and informal discussions in the afternoon.

Some funding is available for local expenses. For the latest information on the workshop, and to apply for funding, please see

Organizing Committee
Megumi Harada – McMaster University
Adam Van Tuyl – McMaster University

Combinatorial Algebraic Geometry Retrospective Workshop, Fields Institute June 18th, 2018

Combinatorial Algebraic Geometry Retrospective Workshop
June 18 – 22, 2018, The Fields Institute

This is a follow up workshop to the Fields Institute semester dedicated to Combinatorial Algebraic Geometry. This workshop will highlight the many interactions between combinatorics and algebraic geometry in the specific realms of toric and tropical geometry, Newton Okounkov bodies, combinatorial aspects of moduli spaces, and effectivity and positivity questions in algebraic geometry. The program will feature talks, a poster session, and moderated problem sessions.

The week prior to the workshop there will be a week long summer school at McMaster University organized by Megumi Harada and Adam Van Tuyl. In particular, Ph.D. students and postdocs are encouraged to attend both events.

More information can be found on the following site:

Preliminary list of speakers:

Hiraku Abe
Valery Alexeev *
Barbara Bolognese
Patrick Brosnan *
Ana-Maria Castravet
Izzet Coskun *
Angelica Cueto
Laura Escobar
Joel Kamnitzer
Alex Kuronya *
Hannah Markwig
Sam Payne *
Aaron Pixton
Rohini Ramadas
Sandra di Rocco
Frank Sottile
Bernd Sturmfels
Ravi Vakil *

* to be confirmed

Organizing Committee

David Anderson – Ohio State University
Renzo Cavalieri – Colorado State University
Megumi Harada – McMaster University
Kristin Shaw – Max Planck Institute Leipzig

CIMPA: “CA with Applications to Statistics and Coding Theory”, Zacatecas June 25th, 2018

The 2018 CIMPA Research School – Latinamerica: “Commutative Algebra with Applications to Statistics and Coding Theory” will be held June 25 – July 6, 2018, in Zacatecas, Mexico.

Participants will be provided with the basics on the combinatorics of binomial ideals and its relations with coding theory and algebraic statistics problems through courses and talks on the following topics:

  • Algebraic Statistics for random graphs and networks
  • Algebraic-geometric and toric codes
  • Syzygies and monomial ideals
  • Binomial and toric ideals and its combinatorics
  • Algebraic Statistics and Applications to Biology

Registration is open until April 30th, 2018, at the registration form.

Scientific Committee
Alicia Dickenstein. Universidad de Buenos Aires (Argentina)
Rafael Villarreal. CINVESTAV (Mexico)
Diane Maclagan. University of Warwick (England)
Trygve Johnsen. Norges Arktiske Universitet (Norway)
Daniel Erman. University of Winsconsin (USA)

Local Committee
Martha M. Bernal Guillén. Universidad Autónoma de Zacatecas (Mexico)
Luis J. Dominguez Perez. CIMAT-ZAC (Mexico)
Edwin León Cardenal.  CIMAT-ZAC (Mexico)
Abraham Martín del Campo Sánchez.CIMAT-GTO (Mexico)

ICART 2018, Rabat, Morocco July 2nd, 2018

The International Conference on Algebra and Related Topics (ICART 2018) will be held from the 2nd to the 5th of July 2018 at the Faculty of Sciences, Mohammed V University in Rabat, Morocco.

The conference will cover various research areas presented in the following three sessions:

  • Applied and Computational Homology in Topology, Algebra and Geometry (ACHTAG)
  • Homological Algebra, Modules, Rings and Categories (HAMRC)
  • Linear and Multilinear Algebra and Function Spaces (LMAFS)

Please, see the website* to get more information including the list of Plenary Speakers.

Registration will start in October 2017. Deadlines and more information will be also given in October. However, you can contact the organizers at if you have any queries.

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EACA XVI, Zaragoza July 4th, 2018

EACA XVI (Encuentros de Álgebra Computacional y Aplicaciones) will be held in Zaragoza, Spain, 4-6 July 2018.

Topics of the meeting include

  • Effective Methods in Algebra, Analysis, Geometry and Topology
  • Algorithmic Complexity
  • Scientific Computation by means of Symbolic-Numerical Methods
  • Symbolic-Numeric Software
  • Development Analysis, Specification, Design and Implementation of Symbolic Computational Systems
  • Applications to Science and Technology

Important dates:

  • Submissions’ deadline: FEBRUARY 20, 2018
  • Notification of acceptance: APRIL 20, 2018
  • Deadline to apply for financial support: APRIL 27, 2018
  • Final version of accepted extended abstracts: MAY 11, 2018
  • Early registration deadline: MAY 31, 2018
  • Conference: JULY 4-6, 2018.

For more information, including submissions and registration, see the <a href=””>web page for the meeting</a>.

Michigan Representation Stability Week 2018 August 13th, 2018

The University of Michigan will host “Michigan Representation Stability Week 2018”, August 13-17 2018.

The first three days are a workshop targeted to graduate students and post-docs who are not in the area, but would like an introduction to it. There will be three mini-series (by Jan Draisma, Andrew Putman, and Jennifer Wilson) that exposit some aspect of the field in detail, and three standalone talks covering additional topics. In the evenings, there will be problem sessions (with food!). The final two days are a conference with research talks. All participants are encouraged to come for the entire week.

Workshop speakers

  • Miniseries:
    • Jan Draisma (Bern)
    • Andrew Putman (Notre Dame)
    • Jennifer Wilson (Stanford)
  • Standalone talks:
    • Sema Güntürkün (Michigan)
    • John Wiltshire–Gordon (Wisconsin)
    • TBD

Conference speakers

  • Inna Aizenbud (Ben Gurion University)
  • Thomas Church (Stanford)
  • Rob Eggermont (Eindhoven)
  • Nate Harman (Chicago)
  • Rohit Nagpal (Chicago)
  • Philip Tosteson (Michigan)
  • Peter Patzt (Purdue)
  • Jesse Wolfson (UC Irvine)

For more information, including registration, see the web page for Michigan Representation Stability Week.

Hyperplane arrangements and computations with CoCoA, Hokkaido University, Japan August 13th, 2018

From the organizers:

Dear all,

We are happy to announce the summer course “Hyperplane arrangements and computations with CoCoA” 13-17th August, 2018 (Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan). More information can be found on the following websites:

This summer course is part of the “Hokkaido Summer Institute 2018” program:


  • John Abbott (University of Genova)
  • Anna Maria Bigatti (University of Genova)
  • Elisa Palezzato (Hokkaido University)
  • Michele Torielli (Hokkaido University)
  • Masahiko Yoshinaga (Hokkaido University)

This course, via traditional and computer sessions, will introduce the
basic theory of hyperplane arrangements and it will teach how to compute
some of their invariants using the computer algebra system CoCoA.

The course is aimed at Master and PhD students in mathematics, and
gives 2 credits (some exercises will be assigned during the course).

The registration for students outside Hokkaido closes at the end of
February. The tuition fee is 29 600 JPY, but is free for partner
Universities. Accommodation for registered students is available on
campus at very cheap rates. See our web page for details.

This registration process is only for Master and PhD students, but we
also welcome any other type of participants.
Please contact Michele Torielli if you wish to attend.

Unfortunately we cannot offer any financial support, except for
Italian participants members of “GNSAGA – Gruppo Nazionale per le Strutture
Algebriche, Geometriche e le loro Applicazioni”.
Please contact Anna Maria Bigatti if you wish to apply.

The organizers