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Algebraic geometry and its broader implications: a celebration of Robin Hartshorne’s 80th and the book’s 40th birthday, Chicago March 23rd, 2018

This is a conference in honor of Robin Hartshorne’s 80th birthday and his many contributions to mathematics.
The conference will take place March 23 to 25, 2018 at the University of Illinois, Chicago.

The lectures at the meeting will be of a general and expository nature.

Invited speakers are:

  • Marta Casanellas
  • David Eisenbud
  • Joe Harris
  • Robin Hartshorne
  • Craig Huneke
  • Arthur Ogus
  • Christian Peskine
  • Karen Smith

Conference organizers:

  • Lawrence Ein
  • Claudia Polini
  • Kevin Tucker
  • Bernd Ulrich

For more information see the conference website:

Macaulay2 Workshop, Wisconsin April 14th, 2018

We will hold a workshop at the University of Wisconsin – Madison, April 14-18, 2018, focused on creating exciting new packages for Macaulay2 by bringing together developers and users of all skill levels and experience. This is organized by Juliette Bruce, Daniel Erman, Steven Sam, and Jay Yang. We are applying for NSF funding to support participants. If funding is not approved we will likely hold a smaller workshop, but will re-evaluate if this occurs. Here’s the link:

AMS Sectional, Northeastern University April 21st, 2018

The Spring Eastern Sectional Meeting will be held at Northeastern University, Boston, MA on April 21-22, 2018 (Saturday – Sunday). The following session will be running:

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:

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

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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Commutative Algebra and Representation Theory, Tulane University November 8th, 2018

There will be a conference at Tulane University conference on “Commutative Algebra and Representation Theory” on November 8 — 11, 2018. The goal of this conference is to bring researchers from commutative algebra, algebraic combinatorics and representation theory together to stimulate further research interaction and collaboration across these areas. Limited funding for local accommodation is available for graduate students and junior researchers. If you would like to participate to this conference, please send an email to one of the organizers: Mahir Bilen Can (; Tai Huy Ha (

Confirmed speakers:

  • Jacopo Gandini (Scuola Normale Superiore, Italy)
  • Takayuki Hibi (Osaka University, Japan)
  • Roy Joshua (The Ohio State University, USA)
  • Kiumars Kaveh (University of Pittsburg)
  • Uwe Nagel (University of Kentucky, USA)
  • Lex Renner (University of Western Ontario, Canada)
  • Tim Römer (Universität Osnabrück)
  • Bart Van Steirteghem (City University of New York)
  • Adam Van Tuyl (McMaster University, Canada)

For more information see the conference website:

Thematic Program in Commutative Algebra and its Interaction with Algebraic Geometry, Notre Dame May 28th, 2019

In the Summer 2019, there will be a four-week long Thematic Program in Commutative Algebra and its Interaction with Algebraic Geometry, on the occasion of Bernd Ulrich’s 65th birthday. It will be held at the Center for Mathematics of the University of Notre Dame from Tuesday, May 28 until Friday, June 21, 2019. The organizers of the program are Craig Huneke, Sonja Mapes, Juan Migliore, Claudia Polini, and Claudiu Raicu. 

1. Undergraduate school

Tuesday, May 28–Saturday, June 1, 2019

3 courses with afternoon exercise sessions

Adam Boocher (University of Utah)
Sonja Mapes (University of Notre Dame)
Claudiu Raicu (University of Notre Dame).

Teaching assistants:
Kuei-Nuan Lin (Penn State Greater Allegheny)
Youngsu Kim (University of Arkansas).

Homological algebra (Adam Boocher)
Monomial ideals (Sonja Mapes)
Determinantal ideals (Claudiu Raicu).

A panel about applying to graduate school

Colloquium talk:
Juan Migliore

Several social events are planned.


2. MSRI graduate school and Macaulay2 workshop

Monday June 3– Friday June 14, 2019 

4 courses with exercise sessions plus a Macaulay2 workshop

Mark Johnson (University of Arkansas)
Linquan Ma (University of Utah)
Claudia Polini (University of Notre Dame)
Javid Validashti (Cleveland State University).

Teaching Assistants:
Jeff rey Madsen (Purdue University)
Paolo Mantero (University of Arkansas)
Jonathan Montano (University of Kansas)
Lan Nguyen (Vietnam National University)
Wenbo Niu (University of Arkansas)
Thomas Polstra (University of Utah)
Alessio Sammartano (Purdue University)
Ilya Smirnov (University of Michigan)
Yu Xie (Widener University).

Macaulay2 Coordinators:
Dan Grayson (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
Sonja Mapes (University of Notre Dame)
Claudiu Raicu (University of Notre Dame).
Mike Stillman (Cornell University)

Linkage and residual intersections, taught by Mark Johnson with teaching assistants Paolo
Mantero and Wenbo Niu.
Characteristic p methods and applications, taught by Linquan Ma with teaching assistants
Thomas Polstra and Ilya Smirnov.
Blowup algebras, taught by Claudia Polini with teaching assistants Jeff rey Madsen, Lan
Nguyen, and Alessio Sammartano.
Multiplicity theory, taught by Javid Validashti with teaching assistants Jonathan Montano
and Yu Xie.

A panel about applying for grants and jobs, and about possible career paths 
Colloquium talks
Robin Hartshorne 
Uwe Nagel

Several social events are planned.

3. International conference in honor of Bernd Ulrich

Sunday June 16–Friday June 21, 2019

David Eisenbud, Craig Huneke, Sonja Mapes, Juan Migliore, Claudia Polini, and Claudiu Raicu

4 talks per day (2 in the morning, 2 in the afternoon)
30 minutes Q&A
each day (only for peridoctoral students)
two poster sessions 

List of speakers:

Lucho Avramov (University of Nebraska)
Ragnar Buchweitz (University of Toronto)
Giulio Caviglia (Purdue University)
Marc Chardin (University Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France)
Aldo Conca (University of Genoa, Italy)
Dale Cutkosky (University of Missouri)
Hailong Dao (University of Kansas)
David Eisenbud (MSRI and University of California, Berkeley)
Hubert Flenner (University of Bochum, Germany)
Louiza Fouli (New Mexico State University)
Juergen Herzog (University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany)
Mel Hochster (University of Michigan)
Craig Huneke (University of Virginia)
Srikanth Iyengar (University of Utah)
Steve Kleiman (MIT)
Andy Kustin (University of South Carolina)
Irena Peeva (Cornell University)
Marilina Rossi ((University of Genoa, Italy)
Aron Simis (Federal University of Pernambuco, Brazil)
Anurag Singh (University of Utah)
Karen Smith (University of Michigan)
Shunsuke Takagi (University of Tokyo, Japan)
Ngo Viet Trung (Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology, Vietnam)
Kevin Tucker (University of Illinois, Chicago)
Kei-ichi Watanabe (Nihon University, Japan).

Poster Sessions Coordinator:
Vivek Mukundan

Poster sessions
Each peridoctoral student is given 5 minutes to present his/her work in front of his/her poster, then the participants can go around and ask questions.

Several social events are planned.