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Connections for Women: Algebraic Geometry and Related Fields January 22, 2009 - January 24, 2009
Registration Deadline: January 22, 2009 over 8 years ago
To apply for Funding you must register by: October 22, 2008 almost 9 years ago
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Organizers Angela Gibney (U. Pennsylvania), Brendan Hassett (Rice U.), Sándor Kovács (U. Washington), Diane Maclagan (Warwick U.) Jessica Sidman (Mt. Holyoke), and Ravi Vakil (Stanford U.)

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"Conference webpage" Twenty-first century algebraic geometry is a broad subject, with mathematicians on different frontiers sharing little background. This workshop will consist of colloquium-style talks introducing some of its subfields to people, particularly postdocs, working in other areas. The workshop is part of the semester program on Algebraic Geometry, and some additional funding will be available for participants to attend the associated workshop "Introductory workshop: Classical algebraic geometry" January 26-30, 2009. There will be a poster session on Friday afternoon to highlight the work of recent PhD recipients and advanced graduate students working in areas connected to algebraic geometry. Participants interested in presenting a poster should email a title and abstract to connections@msri2009.org. Bibliography (PDF 27KB) Accomodations: A block of rooms has been reserved at the Rose Garden Inn. Reservations may be made by calling 1-800-992-9005 OR directly on their website. Click on Corporate at the bottom of the screen and when prompted enter code MATH (this code is not case sensitive). By using this code a new calendar will appear and will show MSRI rate on all room types available. The cut-off date for reservations is January 2, 2009. A block of rooms has been reserved at the Hotel Durant. Please mention the workshop name and reference the following code when making reservations via phone, fax or e-mail: LI0000. The cut-off date for reservations is December 22, 2008. Room Rate $159/ night.
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To apply for funding, you must register by the funding application deadline displayed above.

Students, recent Ph.D.'s, women, and members of underrepresented minorities are particularly encouraged to apply. Funding awards are typically made 6 weeks before the workshop begins. Requests received after the funding deadline are considered only if additional funds become available.

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A block of rooms has been reserved at the Hotel Durant. Reservations may be made by calling 1-800-238-7268. When making reservations, guests must request the MSRI preferred rate. If you are making your reservations on line, please go to this link and enter the promo/corporate code MSRI123. Our preferred rate is $129 per night for a Deluxe Queen/King, based on availability.

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Jan 22, 2009
09:15 AM - 10:15 AM
  From curves to abelian varieties:updating the classical Torelli theorem
Lucia Caporaso (University of Rome, Roma 3)
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
  Symplectic techniques in algebraic geometry
Tara Holm
Jan 23, 2009
09:15 AM - 10:15 AM
  An introduction to Affine Grassmannians
Sara Billey
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
  Graver bases of varieties of minimal degree
Sonja Petrovic
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  Branch Curves of Singular Surfaces
Rebecca Lehman
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
  Enumerative geometry, Gromov-Witten theory, and orbifolds.
Linda Chen (Swarthmore College)
Jan 24, 2009
09:15 AM - 10:15 AM
  Boundary of the moduli space of curves and arithmetic applications
Rachel Pries (Colorado State University)
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Convex Algebraic Geometry
Rekha Thomas (University of Washington)
02:00 PM - 02:30 PM
  Weak Approximation for Degree 2 del Pezzo Surfaces
Amanda Knecht
03:00 PM - 03:30 PM
  Indecomposable classes in the Brauer group of Q_p(t)
Kelly McKinnie
Aug 24, 2009
04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
  Basic tropical notions: varieties and maps
Grigory Mikhalkin (Université de Genève)