The organizers write: please join us in Amherst, June 10-14, 2019 for

Ideals, Varieties, Applications

https://iva2019.wordpress.amherst.edu/

This is a conference to honor David Cox and his influence in several areas of Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry, on occasion of his forthcoming retirement in the summer of 2019.

The theory and computation of Gröbner bases has grown to become an indispensable component of research in algebraic geometry and commutative algebra. Gröbner bases are used to develop intuition with explicit examples, to test conjectures, and in some cases to help create proofs. Gröbner techniques continue to make inroads in a range of applications, e.g. in computer vision , statistics and systems biology. Gröbner bases are available in excellent free software packages, such as Macaulay 2, COCOA, Singular, and Sage, as well as in commercial algebra systems, such as Magma and Maple.

This conference will bring together graduate students and researchers at all levels to survey the state of the art in computational and combinatorial algebraic geometry. A special emphasis will be placed on illustrating how computation of Gröbner bases drives both theory and applications. In particular, speakers will cover advances in algorithms, toric varieties, Cox rings, syzygies, tropical algebraic geometry, geometric modeling, and applications to computer-aided-design (CAD).

**Speakers:**

- Laurent Busé
- Ana-Maria Castravet
- Melody Chan
- Falai Chen
- Patrick Clarke
- Carlos D’Andrea
- Sandra di Rocco
- Brendan Hassett
- Milena Hering
- Tony Iarrobino
- Xiaohong Jia
- Sheldon Katz
- Sione Ma’u
- Sam Payne*
- Tom Sederberg
- Greg Smith
- Ivan Soprunov
- Evgenia Soprunova
- Frank Sottile
- Haohao Wang
- Josephine Yu

*Not yet confirmed.

Registration information is available at https://iva2019.wordpress.amherst.edu/.

Hope to see you in Amherst in June!