CIRM will be hosting a workshop on Higher Dimensional Algebraic Geometry and Characteristic p September 12-16, 2016.

Over the past two years, there has been substantial and rapid progress in the understanding of higher dimensional algebraic varieties in characteristic p > 0, specifically from the point of view of the minimal model program. Techniques first developed in commutative algebra and representation theory in the 1980s have begun to be employed extensively. Further development and dissemination of these methods is still needed. On the other hand, it has become clear that in order for further progress to be made, connections with arithmetic aspects of varieties in characteristic p > 0 must be explored and addressed. Additionally, recent progress on applications of Berkovich spaces to birational algebraic geometry suggests another direction in which we will try to forge connections. This workshop will bring together researchers from distinct several areas within algebraic geometry and and also arithmetic geometry with the goal of disseminating recent techniques and forging new connections in research.

Scientific and organizing committee:

Manuel Blickle (Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz)

Karl Schwede (University of Utah)

Chenyang Xu (Beijing International Center for Mathematical Research)

For more information visit the workshop webpage: http://scientific-events.weebly.com/1376.html.

There will be a special session at the Fall Southeastern Sectional Meeting, North Carolina State University at Raleigh, Raleigh, NC on November 12-13, 2016 (Saturday – Sunday)

See more information at: http://www.ams.org/meetings/sectional/2241_program.html

Special Session on Homological Methods in Commutative Algebra.

Organizers:

Alina Iacob: Georgia Southern University

Saeed Nasseh, Georgia Southern University

The 2017 Joint Math Meetings will be held January 4-7 (Wed-Sat) in Atlanta, GA (http://jointmathematicsmeetings.org/jmm). Here are some special sessions that might be of interests.

**Commutative Algebra: Research for Undergraduate and Early Graduate Students**

This session meets Friday 1/6 1:00-5:50 and will include a few 45-minute lectures from senior researchers with experience working with young commutative algebraists as well as 20-minute talks from undergraduates and early graduate students. The focus of this session is serious but student-friendly commutative algebra research, and should be accessible to anyone having had a first course in ring theory. The aim is to promote future commutative algebra research with undergraduates and early graduate students by highlighting new results and interesting, tractable open problems.

Session Webpage

Organizers: Nick Baeth and Courtney Gibbons.

There will be an AMS Special Session on Commutative Algebra at the Spring Southeast Sectional Meeting of the AMS in Charleston, SC, March 10-12 2017.

Organizers:

Bethany Kubik, University of Minnesota Duluth

Saeed Nasseh, Georgia Southern University

Sean Sather-Wagstaff, Clemson University

For more information, see the AMS page for the Special Session or the organizers’ web page for the Special Session.

There will be a Special Session on Commutative Algebra: Interactions with Algebraic Geometry and Algebraic Topology at the Southeastern Sectional Meeting University of Central Florida, Orlando, Orlando, FL September 23-24, 2017. The organizers are Joseph Brennan (Central Florida), Alina Iacob (Georgia Southern), and Saeed Nasseh (Georgia Southern).

For more information, see the AMS web page for the Special Session.