The focus of the workshop is on recent developments in positive characteristic algebra and other related topics. It is addressed to Ph.D. students, postdocs and interested researchers in general. There will be two minicourses at graduate level and research talks given by international experts and young emerging scientists.

Minicourse speakers:

- Holger Brenner (Universität Osnabrück)
- Linquan Ma (Purdue University)

Speakers:

- Josep Àlvarez Montaner (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya)
- Angélica Benito (Universitad Autonoma de Madrid)
- Javier Carvajal Rojas (University of Utah)
- Alberto F. Boix (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev)
- Ricardo García López (Universitat de Barcelona)
- Eloísa Grifo (University of Michigan)
- Jack Jeffries (University of Michigan)
- Jonathan Montaño (New Mexico State University)
- Julio José Moyano Fernández (Universitat Jaume I de Castelló)
- Yusuke Nakajima (KAVLI IPMU)
- Luis Núñez Betancourt* (CIMAT)
- Ilya Smirnov (University of Michigan)
- Francesco Strazzanti (INdAM)
- Naoki Taniguchi (Waseda University)
- Matteo Varbaro (Università degli Studi di Genova)

* To be confirmed

For more information see the workshop website.

]]>]]>Dear colleagues!

In my FWF grant project at TU Graz (Austria) there is an opening for

a postdoc for 3 years (initially; with a possibility of another 3

years, if a new grant application is successful). The area of research

is algebra, with emphasis on commutative ring theory. Possible topics

of study: polynomial functions on commutative and non-commutative rings,

integer-valued polynomials on algebras, polynomial functions on finite

rings, linear algebra over commutative rings, topological methods in

commutative ring theory, …. Application deadline Oct 22, 2018.Details here:

http://blah.math.tugraz.at/postdoc.htmlIf you know suitable candidates, please alert them to this opportunity.

Focus on commutative ring theory and polynomial functions on commutative and non-commutative rings. Also relevant: algebraic combinatorics, group theory, linear algebra over commutative rings, topological methods in ring theory.

Deadline Oct 22, 2018. Begin of employment anytime between Jan 15 2019 and May 1 2019.

For details, and how to apply, see the website: http://blah.math.tugraz.at/postdoc.html.

]]>The contract will be for 12 months, starting as early as possible from 1 September 2018 and preferably no later than 1 December 2018.

Details can be found at https://mat.ub.edu/matapps/openpositions/ofertes/.

The deadline for application is April 31, 2018.

]]>It is expected that the candidate will participate in the research activities of the Department and will undertake teaching duties (to be negotiated).

The salary will depend on the experience of the chosen candidate and it can be up to 36k euros per year before taxes.

The start of the position will ideally be September 1st, 2018, although there is some flexibility.

The deadline for submission of applications is March 5th. Interested candidates must sent a complete CV together with a research plan of no more than 2 pages to costa@ub.edu. Recommendation letters can be sent directly to the same address.

For more information, interested candidates may contact costa@ub.edu.

]]>His colleagues in Stockholm sent the following:

]]>Jan-Erik Roos studies in Paris resulted in a substantial work on Noetherian categories. Since 1970 he held a professorship in Stockholm. One of his greatest achievements was to bring together two fields of mathematics, algebraic topology and commutative algebra. He noted that there were analogous results in these fields, and a fruitful cooperation began as a result. He had many research students taking part in this work. Jan-Erik was successful in using computers to solve problems and finding counterexamples. He was very active to the very last.

Ragnar made deep and influential contributions to an incredible range of topics, including singularity theory, deformations, commutative and noncommutative algebra, representation theory, and algebraic geometry. He was a generous mentor and advisor of graduate students, and a particular friend to the people behind this website. His passing is a great loss to our community.

]]>We are sorry to write that Liam O’Carroll, born June 10, 1945, and known in the international community of commutative algebraists for his work on various aspects of the subject but especially on uniform Artin–Rees Theorems, died on 25 October 2017, of myeloma and acute myeloid leukemia. In accordance with his wishes, his body was donated for medical research. Messages of condolence can be sent to liamocarrollmemories@yahoo.com.

Our thoughts are with his family and friends.

We added information about Craig Huneke’s talk in the “Current Events Bulletin” session at the San Diego JMM to our post about the JMM. See there for details.

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