Kaiserslautern: Singularities

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

Homological Algebra in Kentucky

International Conference in Homological Algebra
July 22-24, 2015
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY
The aim is to cover recent developments and applications of the homological methods in areas such as Commutative and Non commutative Algebra, Model Category Theory, and Algebraic Geometry. The conference will include one day honoring Professor Edgar Enochs’ career.

Chicago: Local Cohomology

RTG Local Cohomology Workshop at UIC, Feb 27 – Mar 1, 2015
(for graduate students, postdocs, and young researchers)

  • Introduction – Kevin Tucker (UIC)
  • Minicourse 1 – Local Cohomology and Group Actions – Claudiu Raicu (University of Notre Dame)
  • Minicourse 2 – Local Cohomology and Hypergeometric Systems – Uli Walther (Purdue University)
  • Minicourse 3 – Local Cohomology and Frobenius – Wenliang Zhang (University of Nebraska)

For more information or to apply for funding (deadline: January 15), please go to:


KUMUNU 2014 will be held on the campus of the University of Missouri, Columbia, on September 27 and 28, 2014.
The speakers will be:
Guest speakers:

  • Daniel Erman (University of Wisconsin)
  • Mel Hochster (Univerity of Michigan)
  • Kevin Tucker (University of Illinois, Chicago)

Host Speakers:

  • Hailong Dao (KU)
  • Dale Cutkosky (MU)
  • Thanh Vu (NU)

For more information, see the KUMUNU website

San Francisco 2014 – AMS

The Fall 2014 Western Sectional meeting of the AMS will include several special sessions that may be of interest to the commalg community, including:

  • Special Session on Algebraic Geometry
  • Special Session on Algebraic Statistics
  • Special Session on Categorical Methods in Representation Theory
  • Special Session on Combinatorics and Algebraic Geometry
  • Special Session on Computational Algebraic Geometry and Applications to Science and Engineering
  • Special Session on Developments from MSRI Programs in Commutative Algebra and Noncommutative Algebraic Geometry and Representation Theory
  • Special Session on Topological Combinatorics and Combinatorial Commutative Algebra

Hamilton, Ontario – CMS

As part of the Canadian Mathematical Society Winter Meeting in Hamilton, Ontario, Tony Geramita and Adam Van Tuyl will be organizing a special session entitled “Commutative Algebra: Interactions with Algebraic Combinatorics, Algebraic Geometry, and Representation Theory”.
The following people have already (tentatively) agreed to speak:
Hiro Abo (Idaho)
Francois Bergeron (UQAM)
Jennifer Biermann (Mt. Holyoke)
Mats Boij (KTH)
Enrico Carlini (Monash)
Luca Chiantini (Siena)
Susan Cooper (North Dakota)
Sara Faridi (Dalhousie)
Elena Guardo (Catania)
Tai Ha (Tulane)
Brian Harbourne (Nebraska)
Paolo Mantero (UC Riverside)
Sarah Mayes (Quest)
Juan Migliore (Notre Dame)
Alessandro Oneto (Stockholm)
Yong Su Shin (Sungshin Women’s University)
Tomas Szemberg (Uniwersytet Pedagogiczny)
Greg Smith (Queen’s)
Zach Teitler (Boise State)
David Wehlau (RMC and Queen’s)
The conference will be held December 5-8, 2014. For further information about the conference, see
For more information on the special session, please see

Jan Strooker, 1932–2014

We are saddened to announce that Jan Strooker passed away on August 16, 2014. Jan Strooker was born 29 September 1932 in Rangoon. He was professor in Algebra at Utrecht University. In the seventies and eighties he was a driving force behind the study of algebraic K-theory in the Netherlands. Later his interest moved to “Homological questions in commutative algebra”, as witnessed by his book of that title.

Dalhousie: summer school

Atlantic Association for Research in Mathematical Sciences Summer School 2014
July 21 – August 15, 2014
Dalhousie University
Course 1: Gröbner Bases in Commutative Algebra
Lecturer: Giulio Caviglia (Purdue University)
Course 2: Homological Conjectures in Commutative Algebra
Lecturer: Hailong Dao (University of Kansas)
The summer school is intended for graduate students and promising undergraduate students from all parts of the world. Each course consists of five ninety-minute lecture sessions each week. These are graduate courses approved by Dalhousie and we will facilitate transfer credit to the extent possible.
Information about applications and funding will appear on the website as it becomes available.
Contact: Sara Faridi (faridi@dal.ca)