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Connections for Women: Noncommutative Algebraic Geometry and Representation Theory January 24, 2013 - January 25, 2013
Registration Deadline: January 24, 2013 over 1 year ago
To apply for Funding you must register by: October 14, 2012 almost 2 years ago
Parent Program: Noncommutative Algebraic Geometry and Representation Theory
Organizers Georgia Benkart (University of Wisconsin), Ellen Kirkman* (Wake Forest University), and Susan Sierra (Princeton University & University of Edinburgh)
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Description The Connections for Women workshop associated to the MSRI program in noncommutative algebraic geometry and representation theory is intended to bring together women who are working in these areas in all stages of their careers.

As the first event in the semester, this workshop will feature a "tapas menu" of current research and open questions: light but intriguing tastes, designed to encourage further exploration and interest. Talks will be  aimed at a fairly general audience and will cover diverse topics within the theme of the program. In addition, there will be a poster session for graduate students and recent PhD recipients and a panel discussion on career issues, as well as free time for informal discussion.
 
Organizers:
Georgia Benkart (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Ellen Kirkman (Wake Forest University)
Susan Sierra (University of Edinburgh)

Speakers:
Iain Gordon (University of Edinburgh)
Graham Leuschke (Syracuse University)
Susan Sierra (University of Edinburgh)
Catharina Stroppel (University of Bonn)
Michaela Vancliff (University of Texas, Arlington)
Lauren Williams (UC Berkeley)
Sarah Witherspoon (Texas A&M University)
James Zhang (University of Washington)

Panelists:
Lourdes Juan (Texas Tech University)
Gail Letzter (NSA)
Anne Shepler (University of North Texas)
Monica Vazirani (UC Davis)
Chelsea Walton (MIT)

 

Accommodation:

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.

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 discount code MSRI123.  Our preferred rate is $129 per night for a Deluxe Queen/King, based on availability. 


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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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MSRI has preferred rates at the Rose Garden Inn, depending on room availability. 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 the MSRI rate on all room types available.

MSRI has preferred rates 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.

MSRI has preferred rates of $149 - $189 plus tax at the Hotel Shattuck Plaza, depending on room availability. Guests can either call the hotel's main line at 510-845-7300 and ask for the MSRI- Mathematical Science Research Inst. discount; or go to www.hotelshattuckplaza.com and click Book Now. Once on the reservation page, click “Promo/Corporate Code“ and input the code: msri.

MSRI has preferred rates of $110 - $140 at the Berkeley Lab Guest House, depending on room availability. Reservations may be made by calling 510-495-8000 or directly on their website. Select “I am an individual traveler affiliated with MSRI”.

Additional lodging options may be found on our short term housing page.

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Jan 24, 2013
Thursday
09:00 AM - 09:15 AM
  Welcome
09:15 AM - 10:05 AM
  Open Questions in Noncommutative Algebra and Noncommutative Algebraic Geometry
James Zhang
10:15 AM - 10:30 AM
  Poster Previews
Martina Lanini, Joanna Meinel, Emily Norton (Kansas State University)
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
  Tea
11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
  Poincaré-Birkhoff-Witt Theorems
Sarah Witherspoon (Texas A & M University)
12:00 PM - 01:30 PM
  Lunch
01:30 PM - 02:20 PM
  Kazdhan-Lusztig polynomials, geometry and categorification
Catharina Stroppel (Hausdorff Research Institute for Mathematics, University of Bonn)
02:30 PM - 02:45 PM
  Poster Previews
Jiarui Fei (University of California), Mee Seong Im (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), Natalia Rojkovskaia
02:45 PM - 03:15 PM
  Tea
03:15 PM - 04:05 PM
  What Should a Non-commutative Resolution of Singularities Be?
Graham Leuschke (Syracuse University)
04:15 PM - 05:15 PM
  Panel Discussion: Building and Sustaining Momentum (Moderated by Ellen Kirkman)
Lourdes Juan, Gail Letzter, Anne Shepler, Monica Vazirani (University of California, Davis), Chelsea Walton (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
  Dinner for Women at Taste of the Himalayas
Jan 25, 2013
Friday
09:00 AM - 09:50 AM
  What Are the Noncommutative Projective Surfaces?
Susan Sierra (University of Edinburgh)
10:00 AM - 10:15 AM
  Poster Previews
Olga Bershteyn, Spela Spenko, Mary Clair Thompson (Lafayette College)
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
  Tea
10:45 AM - 11:35 AM
  The Interplay of Algebra and Geometry in the Setting of AS-Regular Algebras
Michaela Vancliff
11:45 AM - 12:00 PM
  Poster Previews
Johanna Hennig (University of California), Manizheh Nafari (DePaul University), Amy Stout, Padmini Veerapen
12:00 PM - 12:10 PM
  Photo Session
12:10 PM - 01:40 PM
  Lunch
01:40 PM - 02:30 PM
  Some Geometry and Combinatorics around the Representations of Cherednik Algebras
Iain Gordon (University of Edinburgh)
02:30 PM - 03:00 PM
  Tea
03:00 PM - 03:50 PM
  An Introduction to Cluster Algebras
Lauren Williams (University of California, Berkeley)