Fellowship of the Ring: A National Commutative Algebra Seminar

There will be a weekly Commutative Algebra webinar, hosted by MSRI, that will take place at 1:30pm Pacific time every Thursday. The organizing committee is listed below. Each talk will have two parts: the first part should be accessible to graduate students after a first course in commutative algebra, and should survey the basic facts and the goals of some area of commutative algebra; the second part will typically cover recent research.

Register for the Fellowship of the Ring here.

You can see old talks on the MSRI YouTube channel.

Organizing Committee:

  • David Eisenbud <de@msri.org>, chair
  • Mel Hochster <hochster@umich.edu>
  • Craig Huneke <huneke@virginia.edu>
  • Srikanth Iyengar <iyengar@math.utah.edu>
  • Claudia Miller <clamille@syr.edu>
  • Irena Peeva <ivp1@cornell.edu>
  • Steven Sam <ssam@ucsd.edu>
  • Karl E Schwede <schwede@math.utah.edu>
  • Bernd Ulrich <bulrich@purdue.edu>

Algebra and algorithms, Djerba Tunisia

There will be a conference on “Algebra and algorithms” in Djerba, Tunisia, 4-6 February 2020.
Organization Committee: Peter Schuster (Verona University), Ihsen Yengui (University of Sfax)
Contact: ihsen_yengui@yahoo.fr, peter.schuster@univr.it
Motivations: The conference intends to gather people with connected topics of interest that revolve around constructive algebra, logic, computer algebra, and algebraic geometry.
Invited Speakers:

  • Moulay Barkatou (Limoges), Matrices of scalar differential operators: divisibility and spaces of solutions
  • Marco Benini (Insubria), Induction on free structures
  • Ulrich Berger (Swansea), Algorithmic aspects of least and greatest fixed points
  • Thomas Cluzeau (Limoges), Isomorphic finitely presented modules, Constructively
  • M’hammed El Kahoui (Marrakech), The Zariski Cancellation problem and related topics
  • Gregor Kemper (Munich), Dimension and Monomial Orderings
  • Henri Lombardi (Besançon), Sheaves on Spectral Spaces, Constructively
  • Stefan Neuwirth (Besançon), Lorenzen’s noncommutative divisibility theories
  • Iosif Petrakis (Munich), Bishop topological groups
  • Thomas Powell (Darmstadt), Goedel’s functional interpretation in constructive algebra
  • Alban Quadrat (Paris), On computational aspects of stability and stabilizability of multidimensional systems
  • Giuseppe Rosolini (Genova), Groupoids as completing a fibration with identity types

Conference website: https://sites.google.com/view/algebralgorithms2020

Postdocs in Prague

Postdoctoral positions in commutative algebra are available, starting 1 May 2020, at the Department of Algebra of Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic.
This is a research fellowship (without teaching duties). The fellowship will be funded by the Czech Science Foundation Grant “Cohen-Macaulay rings and their applications in higher algebra and topology”, under the direction of Dr. Liran Shaul.
More details at:
Application Deadline: 10/01/2020.
Contact Dr. Liran Shaul at shaul@karlin.mff.cuni.cz for more information.

Einstein Workshop on Polytopes and Algebraic Geometry

The Einstein Workshop on Polytopes and Algebraic Geometry will take place on 2-4 December 2019 at the Zuse Institute in Berlin. You can find all relevant information concerning the workshop at:
Registration for the workshop is free but mandatory, via the form linked at the website. We offer partial support for young researchers, as well as the possibility to contribute with a talk or a poster. Deadline for application is November 1st and instructions can be found on the website.

  • Giulia Codenotti
  • Joseph Doolittle
  • Christian Haase
  • Jean-Philippe Labbé
  • Antonio Macchia
  • Francisco Santos
  • Lena Walter
  • Amy Wiebe

AMS Eastern Sectional, Gainesville FL

The AMS Fall Eastern Sectional Meeting will be held at the University of Florida in Gainesville FL on November 2-3, 2019 (Saturday – Sunday). The meeting will include a Special Session on Homological Methods in Algebra, organized by Luigi Ferraro and Frank Moore.
For more information see the AMS web page for the Special Session.

Women In Commutative Algebra 2019, Banff

From Emily Witt:

I am pleased to announce the collaborative research workshop Women in Commutative Algebra (WICA) 2019, which will take place from October 20-25, 2019 at the Banff International Research Station (BIRS).
Forty-two women researchers will collaborate in small groups on cutting edge topics in commutative algebra. The participants will range from early-career mathematicians to senior leaders in the field. The major goal of this workshop is to advance commutative algebra by producing first-rate research of broad interest. In addition, the workshop will also promote, and develop, research networks among women algebraists.
Tentative research topics, and group leaders, are as follows:

  • Combinatorics and rings of differential operators (Christine Berkesch, University of Minnesota and Laura Matusevich, Texas A&M University)
  • Methods in prime characteristic (Karen Smith, University of Michigan and Emily Witt, University of Kansas)
  • Combinatorial commutative algebra (Sara Faridi, Dalhousie University and Susan Morey, Texas State University)
  • Rees algebras (Elisa Gorla, Université de Neuchâtel and Claudia Polini, University of Notre Dame)
  • Finite resolutions and complexes (Claudia Miller, Syracuse University and Alexandra Seceleanu, University of Nebraska)
  • Tropical commutative algebra (Diane Maclagan, University of Warwick and Josephine Yu, Georgia Institute of Technology)

The workshop organizers are Karen Smith (University of Michigan), Sandra Spiroff (University of Mississippi), Irena Swanson (Reed College), and Emily Witt (University of Kansas).
We ask researchers who are interested in participating to fill out the WICA Interest Form linked from the workshop website by April 1.
Please feel free to forward this announcement widely!

The workshop website is http://witt.faculty.ku.edu/wica/.

Route 81 2019, Queen's

The Annual Route 81 Conference on Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry will be held at Queen’s University on Saturday, 5 October 2019.
The organizers are now seeking volunteers to give a talk. Anyone who wishes to apply to speak should send a title and abstract to Gregory G. Smith (ggsmith@mast.queensu.ca) by Monday, 9 September 2019.
For more information see the conference web page: https://mast.queensu.ca/~ggsmith/Route812019/

CAAG, in honor of Siamak Yassemi

CAAG- International conference on commutative algebra and its interactions with algebraic geometry, in honor of 60th birthday of Prof. Siamak Yassemi
The international conference “Commutative Algebra and its interactions with Algebraic Geometry, in Honor of 60th Birthday of Prof. Siamak Yassemi” will be held in University of Tabriz, Marand, Iran, during 1-4 October 2019.
The aim of this conference is to provide an opportunity to bring together researchers interested in commutative algebra and its interactions with algebraic geometry and recent researches in these fields. The conference is organized in honor of 60th birthday of Professor Siamak Yassemi.
Some of invited speakers are

  • Marc Chardin, Universite Pierre et Marie Curie, France,
  • Bernard Teissier, Universite Pierre et Marie Curie, France,
  • Julien Grivaux, Universite Pierre et Marie Curie, France,
  • Jürgen Herzog, Universitat Duisburg-Essen, Germany,
  • Winfried Bruns, Universitat Osbabruck, Germany,
  • Santiago Zarzuela, University of Barcelona, Spain.

There is a limited amount of funds available for participants from developing countries, as well.
For additional information about this event, please visit the website of the conference: