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AMS Sectional, Fayetteville November 3rd, 2018

The 2018 Fall Southeastern Sectional Meeting of the AMS will be held at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR on November 3-4, 2018 (Saturday – Sunday). The following are relevant sessions.

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.

RRAGE: Ragnar’s Ramifications in Algebra and Geometry Emerging July 8th, 2018

The Fields Institute in Toronto will host a workshop titled “RRAGE: Ragnar’s Ramifications in Algebra and Geometry Emerging” July 8-12, 2019.

The Workshop will focus on the mathematical interests of Ragnar-Olaf Buchweitz, who passed away in November 2017. We will post more information as it becomes available.

Organizing Committee

  • Eleonore Faber – University of Leeds
  • Marco Gualtieri – University of Toronto
  • Colin Ingalls – Carleton University