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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

Combinatorial structures in algebra and geometry, Constanta, Romania August 27th, 2018

The 26th National School on Algebra will take place between August 27-31,2018 in Constanta, Romania. The topic of the school is Combinatorial structures in algebra and geometry. There will be a series of lectures in the morning taught by the main speakers and some contributed talks in the afternoon given by the junior participants in the school.

More information is available on the website of the school:

Fall Central AMS Sectional, Ann Arbor October 20th, 2018

The 2018 Fall Central Sectional Meeting of the AMS will be at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor, MI on October 20-21, 2018 (Saturday – Sunday).   The sessions below are some commutative algebra sessions that will run there:

AMS Sectional, San Francisco October 27th, 2018

The Fall Western Sectional Meeting of the AMS will be held at San Francisco State University, on October 27-28, 2018 (Saturday – Sunday). The following sessions will run:

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:

Spring Southeastern AMS Sectional, Auburn March 15th, 2019

The Spring Southeastern AMS Sectional Meeting will be at Auburn University, Auburn, AL  on March 15-17, 2019 (Friday – Sunday).  Below are some commutative algebra sessions that will run there:

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:
Jeffrey 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)
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.

Ideals, Varieties, Applications (Celebrating the Influence of David Cox), Amherst June 10th, 2019

Please join us in Amherst, June 10-14, 2019, for a conference

Ideals, Varieties, Applications
Celebrating the Influence of David Cox

Conference topics will include Groebner bases, toric varieties, Cox rings, syzygies, and applications to CAD software.

More information will be posted at

when available.

Summer School on Probabilistic and Statistical Thinking in Nonlinear Algebra, Max Planck July 1st, 2019

There will be a Summer School on Probabilistic and Statistical Thinking in Nonlinear Algebra July 01 – 05, 2019 at the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences. This summer school aims at bringing together researchers working on probabilistic and statistical methods and questions in nonlinear algebra. Keynote speakers will be:

  • Peter Bürgisser (Technische Universität Berlin)
  • Daniel Erman (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
  • Antonio Lerario (Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati)

There will also be a number of invited guest speakers and a poster session for interested young participants.

Travel grants for US-based participants: students from the US will be able to apply for travel support to attend the school.

Funding application will be opened in Winter/Spring 2019.