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Maurice Auslander Distinguished Lectures 2015 April 29th, 2015

The Maurice Auslander Distinguished Lectures and International Conference will be held April 29 – May 4, 2015, in Woods Hole, MA. This year’s Distinguished Lectures will be given by Osamu Iyama.

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Boise Macaulay2 May 27th, 2015

From Dan Grayson:

We are organizing a Macaulay2 workshop, from Wednesday, May 27, 2015 through Saturday, May 30, 2015 with Tuesday, May 26 and Sunday, May 31 serving as the travel days. The workshop will be at Boise State University in Boise, Idaho. Activities will start first thing Wednesday morning (possibly Tuesday night). Our main funding source for this workshop is the National Science Foundation.

The purpose of the workshop is to bring Macaulay2 developers together with those who would like to share or develop their skills at writing packages for Macaulay2 and those interested in developing the corresponding mathematical algorithms. We are interested in participants with a broad range of experience with Macaulay2, from very experienced to novices. The novices will have the opportunity to learn about Macaulay2 from the more experienced participants. Some examples of projects from past workshops can be viewed at the links at the end of this email. There is ongoing work on many of the packages described there, and we hope that a few teams will propose new projects and work on them at this workshop as well.

Attendance at this workshop is by invitation only — based on a brief application — and all who are interested are encouraged to apply. We anticipate financial support for approximately 30-35 people. We strive to include both experienced Macaulay2 developers and people who want to gain experience in Macaulay2 — there is no minimum amount of experience that is required in order to apply!

If you would like to attend, please apply as soon as possible at the following webpage

For more information, see

Minimal free resolutions, Betti numbers, and combinatorics, Edinburgh June 1st, 2015

The International Centre for Mathematical Sciences (ICMS) in Edinburgh, Scotland, will hold a workshop on “Minimal free resolutions, Betti numbers, and combinatorics” June 1–5, 2015. The organizers are Milena Hering and Frank-Olaf Schreyer.

The workshop description says:

Bringing together researchers working on minimal free resolutions, combinatorics, and algebraic geometry this workshop will be a forum to exchange open questions and develop further directions of research. Topics covered by the workshop will include: Boij-Soderberg theory; asymptotic syzygies; combinatorial methods in understanding minimal free resolutions of monomial, toric ideals, or ideals associated to graphs; and methods of representation theory to understand Veronese embeddings.

For more information please see the web page for the workshop.

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.

AMS-EMS-SPM, Porto June 10th, 2015

The joint meeting of the American Mathematical Society, the European Mathematical Society, and the Soceidad Portuguesa de Matemática, in Porto, Portugal (10-13 June of 2015) will host several special sessions in Algebra and Geometry.

There will be two sessions in Commutative Algebra are entitled “Commutative Artinian Algebras and Their Deformations” and “Homological and Combinatorial Commutative Algebra”, and organized by Anthony Iarrobino (Northeastern University), Pedro Macias Marques (Universidade de Évora), Maria Evelina Rossi (Università degli Studi di Genova), Inês B. Henriques (University of Sheffield), Lars Winther Christensen (Texas Tech University) and Maria Vaz Pinto (Universidade de Lisboa).

More information on the meeting can be found at:

MEGA 2015, Trento June 15th, 2015


First announcement and call for papers / computations / posters


MEGA 2015

Effective Methods in Algebraic Geometry
University of Trento, Department of Mathematics,
Povo (Trento) Italy
June 15-19, 2015

This is the 25th (silver!) anniversary of MEGA. During the conference
we will celebrate this anniversary with a special afternoon programme.

Further information:
Submission page:

Gröbner Bases in Osaka July 1st, 2015

The 8th Mathematical Society of Japan, Seasonal Institute (MSJ SI) will be held at Hotel Nikko Osaka, Osaka, Japan, July 1 — July 10, 2015. The topic is “Current Trends on Gröbner Bases — The 50th Anniversary of Gröbner Bases”. It consists of a summer school (July 1 — July 4, 2015) for graduate students and an international conference (July 6 — July 10, 2015) for researchers.

The summer school lecturers are
Mathias Drton(University of Washington)
Toshinori Oaku(Tokyo Woman’s Christian University)
Michael Stillman(Cornell University)
Seth Sullivant(North Carolina State University)

For more information, including a list of speakers at the conference, see the web page for the Institute.

Schreyerfest, Saarbrücken July 1st, 2015

The Universität des Saarlandes, Saarbrücken, Germany, will host a conference “Theory and applications of syzygies, on the occasion of Frank-Olaf Schreyer’s 60th birthday” July 1–3, 2015.


  • Hans-Christian von Bothmer
  • Janko Böhm
  • Ragnar Buchweitz
  • Wolfram Decker
  • David Eisenbud
  • Daniel Erman
  • Gavril Farkas
  • Giorgio Ottaviani
  • Kristian Ranestad
  • Claire Voisin


  • Christian Bopp
  • Daniel Erman
  • Michael Hahn
  • Hannah Markwig
  • Fabio Tanturri

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

There is a limited amount of NSF funding to help with travel, and interested students and postdocs are strongly encouraged to apply. You can find details about apply for funding by clicking on the “Registration” link on the webpage or emailing

Summer Research Institute 2015, Salt Lake City July 13th, 2015

The forty-fifth Summer Research Institute, sponsored by the American Mathematical Society and organized in collaboration with the Clay Mathematics Institute, will be devoted to algebraic geometry and will be held at the University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, July 13-31, 2015.

The goal of the three-week institute is to review major achievements in and around algebraic geometry in the past decade, and bring the attendants to the forefront of the relevant subjects. The three weeks will be roughly focused respectively on

  1. analytic methods, birational geometry and classification, commutative algebra and computational geometry, Hodge theory, singularities, and characteristic p methods.
  2. derived algebraic geometry, derived categories, geometric representation theory, Gromov-Witten and Donaldson-Thomas theories, mirror symmetry, tropical geometry.
  3. p-adic Hodge theory, rational points and Diophantine problems, arithmetic fundamental groups, topology of algebraic varieties, cycles, and cohomology theories.

The institute will be generally modeled on the 2005 Summer Research Institute held at the University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, with plenary lecture series in the mornings, and parallel seminar series in the afternoons.

For more information about the Summer Institute, including the list of speakers and information about registration, please go to the institute webpage.

Registration deadline: January 15, 2015.

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