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“Applied Macaulay2” tutorial, Georgia Tech July 27th, 2017

There will be a Macaulay2 event preceding the SIAM Applied Algebraic Geometry meeting. The organizers plan three full days of M2 tutorials on July 27-29 (Thu-Sat), which will take place at Georgia Tech. These tutorials are intended to appeal to participants with any level of prior M2 experience. The topics will range from the basic functionality of M2 to modeling problems in the M2 language to more specialized tutorials on algebraic statistics and numerical algebraic geometry. We will also reserve ample time for practice and Q&A sessions.

Registration is free, but prospective participants should fill out this form.

The deadline to apply for financial support (for local expenses) is May 15, 2017. Priority will be given to students and early career participants.

SIAM Applied Alg Geom (AG17) July 31st, 2017

SIAM Conference on Applied Algebraic Geometry (AG17)
July 31 – August 4, 2017
Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia


Conference Co-Chairs

  • David A. Cox, Amherst College, USA
  • Serkan Hosten, San Francisco State University

Program Committee

  • Alicia Dickenstein, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Hoon Hong, North Carolina State University, USA
  • Teresa Krick, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Kristin Lauter, Microsoft Research, USA
  • Lek-Heng Lim, University of Chicago, USA
  • Dmitriy Morozov, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, USA
  • Frank Sottile, Texas A&M University, USA
  • Thorsten Theobald, Goethe-Universitaet, Frankfurt, Germany
  • Ruriko Yoshida, Naval Postgraduate School, USA

Local Organizers

  • Greg Blekherman, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
  • Anton Leykin, Geogia Institute of Technology, USA
  • Josephine Yu, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA

RSCAAG: Algebra, Combinatorics and Geometry of Monomials August 5th, 2017

The Institute for Advanced Studies in Basic Sciences (IASBS) and the Institute for research in fundamental sciences (IPM) are organizing the First Research School on Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry (RSCAAG) on the topic “Algebra, Combinatorics and Geometry of Monomials” from 5 to 17 August 2017 in Zanjan, Iran.

The aim of the school is to introduce research topics in the main streams of Algebraic Geometry and Commutative Algebra to young researchers and PhD students, and encourage them to collaborate in teams leaded by well-known mathematicians. To reach this aim, an educational-research school will be organized for a period of 2 weeks in IASBS. After some intensive courses on special topics, participants will be divided into groups and start work and research on some proposed related problems. These collaborations will be continued after the schools.

The topic of monomial ideals and algebras, as a subject of Commutative Algebra, Homological Algebra, Combinatorics and Geometry will be investigated from several points of view. The common point will be reaching to understand the behavior of monomials when the corresponding ideal or algebra has special properties.

Scientific Committee:

  • Eric Babson (University of California at Davis, USA)
  • Jürgen Herzog (University of Essen, Germany)
  • Abbas Nasrollah Nejad (IASBS, Zanjan, Iran)
  • Volkmar Welker (Philips-University Marburg, Germany)
  • Ali Akbar Yazdan Pour (IASBS, Zanjan, Iran)
  • Rashid Zaare-Nahandi (IASBS, Zanjan, Iran)


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Please find more information at the website for the school.

Local Cohomology, Minnesota August 7th, 2017

The University of Minnesota will host a conference focusing on recent advances in commutative algebra centered around topics influenced by the contributions of Gennady Lyubeznik: local cohomology, rings of prime characteristic, D-modules, and the homological conjectures. The conference will be held August 7-11, 2017.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Josep Àlvarez-Montaner (Polytèchnic University of Catalonia, Spain)
  • Lucho Avramov (University of Nebraska, USA)
  • Margherita Baile (University of Bari Aldo Moro, Italy)
  • Bhargav Bhatt (University of Michigan, USA
  • Manuel Blickle (Johannes Gutenberg-Universität, Germany)
  • Holger Brenner (Universität Osnabrück, Germany)
  • John Greenlees (University of Sheffield, UK)
  • Robin Hartshorne (University of California, Berkeley)
  • Daniel Hernández (University of Kansas, USA)
  • Jen-Chieh Hsiao (National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan)
  • Mel Hochster (University of Michigan, USA)
  • Craig Huneke (University of Virginia, USA)
  • Mordechai Katzman (University of Sheffield, UK)
  • Anton Leykin (Georgia Tech, USA)
  • Kazuma Shimomoto (Nihon University, Japan)
  • Anurag Singh (University of Utah, USA)
  • Nick Switala (University of Illinois at Chicago, USA)
  • Emily Witt (University of Kansas, USA)

Participants should register by May 1 to be considered for funding.

For more information see the web page for the conference.

AMS Sectional, Denton TX September 9th, 2017

There will be a Special Session on Commutative Algebra at the Fall Central Sectional Meeting of the AMS, September 9-10, 2017. The organizers of the session are Jonathan Montano (U. Kansas) and Alessio Sammartano (Purdue U.).

update 15 May: There will also be a Special Session on “Homological Methods in Commutative Algebra” at the Denton meeting, organized by Peder Thompson (Texas Tech) and Ashley Wheeler (U. Arkansas).

CA+, Minnesota September 22nd, 2017

CA+ is a mini-conference hosted jointly by Minnesota and Wisconsin. We highlight work in commutative algebra and related fields like algebraic geometry, number theory, combinatorics, and more. We have colloquium-style talks targeted at a broad audience of people interested in algebra.

This year’s meeting is September 22-23 at University of Minnesota. We will have 6 talks, starting on the afternoon of Friday, Sept 22 and going through Saturday, Sept 23. We also have targeted small group conversations related to research and/or professional development. This year’s speakers are Lauren Williams (Berkeley), Emily Witt (Kansas), Jay Yang (Wisconsin), Alexander Yong (UIUC), and two more to be confirmed.

See our webpage:

where you’ll find the schedule and information about registration.

In past years we’ve had NSF funding, and if this continues, we plan to fund a number graduate students and postdocs. So if you’re interested in attending please fill out the registration ASAP!

AMS Sectional, Orlando September 23rd, 2017

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.

Rings and Factorizations, Graz, 2018 February 19th, 2017

From February 19th to 23rd, 2018 a Conference on Rings and Factorizations will be organized at the Institute of Mathematics and Scientific Computing at the University of Graz in Graz, Austria.

The conference continues a series of ring theory conferences in Graz from 2012, 2014, and 2016.

The main subjects include:

  • Multiplicative ideal theory: ideal and module systems, star and semistar operations,
  • Dedekind, Prüfer, Krull, and Mori rings and their generalizations,
  • Rings of integer-valued polynomials,
  • Topological aspects in rings theory,
  • Factorization theory in rings and semigroups,
  • Direct-sum decomposition of modules.

Scientific Advisory Board:

For more information, see the web page for the conference.

The Homological Conjectures: Resolved! (MSRI) March 12th, 2018

A workshop on the Homological Conjectures will be at MSRI,  March 12, 2018 – March 16, 2018.

The homological conjectures in commutative algebra are a network of conjectures that have generated a tremendous amount of activity in the last 50 years. They had largely been resolved for commutative rings that contain a field, but, with the exception of some low dimensional cases, several remained open in mixed characteristic — until recently, when Yves Andr\’e announced a proof of Hochster’s Direct Summand Conjecture. The progress comes from systematically applying Scholze’s theory of perfectoid spaces, which had already shown its value by solving formidable problems in number theory and representation theory. One of the goals of the workshop is to cover the ingredients going into the proofs of the Direct Summand Conjecture.

More information can be found here:


Spring AMS Sectional, Ohio State March 17th, 2018

The Spring Central Sectional Meeting at Ohio State University, Columbus, OH will be held March 17-18, 2018 (Saturday – Sunday). The following special sessions will be hosted: