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SLAM 2019 February 23rd, 2019

The 2019 edition of the Southwest Local Algebra Meeting will be held at the University of Texas at El Paso, 23–24 February 2019.

There is a registration form at the meeting website. Early registrants have priority for support.

Confirmed Speakers

  • Anton Dochtermann (Texas State University)
  • Michael DiPasquale (Colorado State University)
  • Ezra Miller (Duke University)
  • Brandilyn Stigler (Southern Methodist University)
  • Emily Witt (University of Kansas)
  • Piotr Wojciechowski (University of Texas at El Paso)


  • Lars Winther Christensen (Texas Tech University)
  • Art Duval (University of Texas at El Paso)
  • Louiza Fouli (New Mexico State University)
  • David Jorgensen (University of Texas at Arlington)

Polytopes 2019 March 11th, 2019

There will be a Spring School and Workshop on Polytopes March 11-15, 2019, at the Ruhr University Bochum, Germany. The Spring School will last for two days, and the Workshop for three days.

The Spring School will include three crash courses, by

  • Tim Römer (Osnabrück)
  • Pierre Calka (Rouen)
  • Hailun Zheng (Michigan)

The Workshop’s topics include (but are not limited to)

  • face enumeration,
  • the study of special classes of polytopes, such as simplicial, balanced, centrally symmetric and flag polytopes,
  • high-dimensional aspects and threshold phenomena,
  • asymptotic and approximation properties.

Invited speakers include:

  • Imre Bárány (Hungarian Academy of Sciences),
  • Martin Henk (Technical University of Berlin),
  • Eran Nevo (Hebrew University of Jerusalem),
  • Isabella Novik (University of Washington),
  • Matthias Reitzner (University of Osnabrück),
  • Elisabeth Werner (Case Western Reserve University).

For more information, including registration, see the web page for the Spring School and Workshop.

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:

Interactions Between Commutative Algebra, Representation Theory, And Algebraic Geometry; A Conference In Memoriam Ragnar-Olaf Buchweitz, Münster, Germany March 19th, 2019

The University of Münster will host “Interactions Between Commutative Algebra, Representation Theory, And Algebraic Geometry, A conference in memoriam Ragnar-Olaf Buchweitz” on March 19-23, 2019.  The organizers are Eleonore Faber and Lutz Hille.

The conference will start on Tuesday, March 19, at 9:00, and will be closed on Saturday, March 23 in the afternoon. The lectures take place at the Mathematical Institute of the University of Münster, lecture hall M3.

For more information see the website:

AMS Sectional, Honolulu March 22nd, 2019

There will be a Special Session on Commutative Algebra and its Environs at the Spring Central and Western Joint Sectional Meeting of the AMS at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, March 22-24, 2019 (Friday – Sunday).

The organizers are Ela Celikbas, Olgur Celikbas, and Ryo Takahashi.

update 10 Dec 2018: There is now a web page for the Special Session, which includes a list of speakers.

KUMUNUjr 2019 March 30th, 2019

The eighth annual KUMUNUjr conference will be on March 30-31, 2019, at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Inspired by the success of the KUMUNU commutative algebra conferences (KU, MU, NU) KUMUNUjr brings together graduate students and postdocs studying commutative algebra in the midwest, a term that now stretches from Utah to Michigan and North Dakota to Texas, to share their research and expertise while building lasting collaborations and friendships. The deadline to register is Feb 1st. If you would like more information, please contact one of the organizers.

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Ashwini Bhat
  • Julliette Bruce
  • Sunita Chepuri
  • Ben Drabkin
  • Mohsen Gheibi
  • Jenny Kenkel
  • Robert Laudone
  • Janina Letz
  • Justin Lyle
  • Kyle Maddox
  • Takumi Murayama
  • Nick Ovenhouse
  • Nick Packaukas
  • Robert Walker

Taran Funk

Su Ji Hong

Amadeus Martin

Josh Pollitz

More information and registration can be found on the conference website:

CIMPA-UI-IPM Isfahan School and Conference on Representation of Algebras, Iran April 7th, 2018

There will be a school and conference in Representation Theory April 7-19, 2019, in Isfahan, Iran. This is a CIMPA school which is also supported by the University of Isfahan and IPM-Iran.  More information can be found here

Graduate Workshop in Commutative Algebra for Women & Mathematicians of Other Minority Genders April 12th, 2019

There will be a workshop at the University of Minnesota, April 12-14, 2019, focusing on forming a community of women and non-binary researchers interested in commutative algebra by learning about specific topics in commutative algebra from a diverse group of prominent active researchers.

This workshop is organized by Christine Berkesch, Juliette Bruce, and Patricia Klein.

For more information, see the website for the workshop.

Morgantown Algebra Days 2019, West Virginia University April 13th, 2019

There will be a a two-day Commutative Algebra conference which will be held at the West Virginia University in Morgantown, WV during April 13-14, 2019 (Saturday – Sunday). It will feature eight research talks and a poster session for graduate students. The poster session will allow numerous young researchers to present their work to the Commutative Algebra community.

There is a registration form at the meeting website ( Please register by March 14 to secure lodging and travel support. Early registrants and people who have no support will have priority for support. Graduate students can submit poster abstracts during registration to be considered for the poster session on Saturday.

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Eloísa Grifo, University of Michigan, U.S.
  • Craig Huneke, University of Virginia, U.S.
  • Andrew Kustin, University of South California, U.S.
  • Claudia Miller, Syracuse University, U.S.
  • Claudia Polini, University of Notre Dame, U.S.
  • Sean Sather-Wagstaff, Clemson University, U.S.
  • Kazuma Shimomoto, Nihon University, Japan
  • Mark Walker, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, U.S.


  • Ela Celikbas (West Virginia University)
  • Olgur Celikbas (West Virginia University)
  • Thomas Polstra (University of Utah)

The conference is sponsored by National Science Foundation and Department of Mathematics at the West Virginia University.
It will start on Saturday, April 13, 2019 and end on Sunday, April 14, 2019.

USTARS 2019, Iowa State April 26th, 2019

USTARS 2019 will be held April 26-28th at Iowa State University. The primary mission of the Underrepresented Students in Topology and Algebra Research Symposium (USTARS) is to showcase the excellent research conducted by underrepresented students studying topology and algebra. Dedicated to furthering the success of underrepresented students, USTARS seeks to broaden the participation in the mathematical sciences by cultivating research and mentoring networks. USTARS is open to all people interested in the topological and algebraic fields.

For more information, including registration, please visit the conference website: