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IRTATCA: Barcelona January 7th, 2015

There will be a semester-long research program called “IRTATCA: Interactions between Representation Theory, Algebraic Topology and Commutative Algebra” at the Centre de Recerca Matemàtica in Barcelona, Spain, January 7 to June 30, 2015.

From the program description:
The main focus of this research program will be on the interaction between algebraic topology, commutative algebra, and representation theory. The underlying theme is the use of homological algebra; it serves as a common language making interaction possible and fruitful. This involves, for instance, the use of derived and triangulated categories, and methods from homotopy theory.

The goal of the program is to facilitate broader, and deeper, interaction between researchers from these different fields. To this end, distinguished experts will participate in this program, teaching advanced courses on subjects of current interest. Further activities include workshops and regular seminars, with specific emphasis on opportunities for young researchers to learn new ideas and techniques.​

In addition to a weekly seminar and other possible specific working groups, there will be one or two series of one-week advanced courses devoted to several aspects of the program, followed by related workshops. They will be adequately distributed along the period of the program. A final conference is expected to be held too. Concrete dates, subjects and speakers to be announced.

For more information, see the CRM web page for the program.

JMM 2015, San Antonio January 10th, 2015

The 2015 Joint Mathematics Meeting will take place in San Antonio TX, January 10 – 13 2015. There will be several sessions of interest to readers:

MRC 2015, Snowbird UT June 7th, 2015

The AMS will hold a “Mathematics Research Community” (MRC) on Commutative Algebra in Snowbird, Utah, from June 7 to 13, 2015.

MRCs are designed “to develop and sustain long-lasting cohorts for collaborative research projects in many areas of mathematics. Women and underrepresented minorities are especially encouraged to participate. The AMS will provide a structured program to engage and guide all participants as they start their careers.”

The organizers for this MRC are

  • Srikanth B. Iyengar, University of Utah
  • Karl Schwede, University of Utah
  • Liana Sega, University of Missouri—Kansas City
  • Gregory G. Smith, Queen’s University
  • Wenliang Zhang, University of Nebraska

The workshop will focus on the following topics:

  1. Singularities in positive characteristic
  2. Local cohomology and D-modules
  3. Methods from homotopy theory
  4. Castelnuovo-Mumford regularity
  5. Infinite free resolutions

For more information, including application procedures, see the AMS web page for the MRC.

Kaiserslautern: Singularities August 3rd, 2015

The conference “Differential and combinatorial aspects of singularities” will be held at TU Kaiserslautern, August 3-7, 2015. From the conference website:

This conference will focus on aspects of singularity theory and complex algebraic geometry, including D-module theory, homological methods, (logarithmic) derivations and differential forms, topology of hypersurface singularities and arrangements of hyperplanes.

Paolo Aluffi (Florida State University, USA)*
Ragnar-Olaf Buchweitz (University of Toronto, Canada)
Nero Budur (KU Leuven, Belgium)
Francisco-Jesús Castro-Jiménez (University of Seville, Spain)
Alex Dimca (University of Nice, France)
Eleonore Faber (University of Toronto, Canada)
Michel Granger (University of Angers, France)
Herwig Hauser (University of Vienna, Austria)*
Xia Liao (TU Kaiserslautern, Germany)
David Mond (University of Warwick, UK)
Luis Narváez Macarro (University of Seville, Spain)
Claudiu Raicu (Princeton University, USA)
Thomas Reichelt (University of Mannheim, Germany)
Claude Sabbah (Ecole Polytechnique, Palaiseau, France)
Michele Torielli (University of Hokkaido, Japan)*
Jörg Schürmann (University of Münster, Germany)
Karl Schwede (Penn State, USA)
Hiroaki Terao (University of Hokkaido, Japan)
Jean Vallès (University of Pau, France)*
Wim Veys (KU Leuven, Belgium)*
Masahiko Yoshinaga (University of Hokkaido, Japan)
Sergey Yuzvinsky (University of Oregon, USA)

More information will appear at the conference website as the dates get closer. Prospective participants can email the organizers for further details, and can subscribe to a mailing list to receive future announcements about the meeting. (Contact information for the organizers and information about subscribing to the mailing list can be found at the conference website.)

* = subject to confirmation