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JMM 2019 January 16th, 2019

The Joint Mathematics Meetings for 2019 will be held in Baltimore MD, January 16-19. There will be at least a couple of Special Sessions of interest to commutative algebraists:

For more information see

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)

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 Dakata 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.

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

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.

Vietnam-USA Joint Mathematical Meeting June 10th, 2019

Le Tuan Hoa ( and Tai Ha ( will be organizing a special session entitled “Commutative Algebra and Its Interactions to Combinatorics” at the Vietnam-USA Joint Mathematical Meeting (supported by the Vietnam Math Society and the American Math Society), during June 10 – 13, 2019. The local host will provide local accommodation for speakers. The meeting’s website is at

If you are interested in giving a talk in our session then please email either L.T. Hoa ( or T. Ha ( by March 31, 2019.