Western
Algebraic
Geometry
Seminar

WAGS Spring 2005

April 9-10, 2005
University of Washington

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Confirmed Speakers
Gavril Farkas
(UT Austin)
Syzygies and the effective cone of the moduli space of curves
Mark Gross
(UC San Diego)
Moduli of log Calabi-Yau spaces
Christopher Hacon
(University of Utah)
Shokurov's rational connectedness conjecture LECTURE NOTES
Joel Kamnitzer
(UC Berkeley)
Geometry and combinatorics of the Mirkovic-Vilonen cycles
Ravi Vakil
(Stanford University)
Murphy's Law in algebraic geometry: Badly-behaved deformation spaces
Aleksey Zinger
(Stanford University)
Reduced Genus-One Gromov-Witten Invariants and Applications

About WAGS

The Western Algebraic Geometry Seminar traces its origins back to the Utah - UCLA Algebraic Geometry Seminar started in 1989 by H. Clemens, D. Gieseker, M. Green, J. Kollár, and R. Lazarsfeld. Later on, it became the Utah - UCLA - Chicago Algebraic Geometry Seminar.

The institutions currently participating in WAGS are Colorado State University, Stanford University, the University of British Columbia, the University of California at Berkeley, the University of Utah and the University of Washington. Support for the Seminar is provided by the National Science Foundation and the participating institutions.

WAGS meets twice per year and congregates an international group of more than 50 mathematicians, from students to experts in the field of Algebraic Geometry. The last few meetings were: Fall '02 (Utah), Spring '03 (Stanford), Fall '03 (Vancouver), Spring '04 (Utah) and Fall '04 (Colorado). The coming meeting will be: Fall '05 (Stanford).


Location

WAGS Spring '05 will take place at the
Department of Mathematics
University of Washington
Seattle, Washington

The department is located in Padelford Hall, while the talks will take place in Communications 120.


Schedule
Saturday, April 9th
Sunday, April 10th
Time
Place
Activity
8:30-9:30 Padelford 130
Registration, Coffee
9:30-10:30
Communications 120
Talk: Zinger
10:30-11:00 Padelford 130
Break
11:00-12:00
Communications 120
Talk: Hacon
LECTURE NOTES
12:00-2:30
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Lunch
2:30-3:30
Communications 120
Talk: Kamnitzer
3:30-4:00
Padelford 130
Break
4:00-5:00
Communications 120
Talk: Vakil
5:00-7:00
Local Restaurants
Dinner
7:00
Radford Court Community Room directions map
Party
Time
Place
Activity
8:30-9:30 Padelford 130
Coffee
9:30-10:30
Communications 120
Talk: Farkas
10:30-11:00
Padelford 130
Break
11:00-12:00
Communications 120
Talk: Gross


Organizers

Chuck Doran, Sándor Kovács and Vitaly Vologodsky.

If you have any questions, send us an e-mail to wags05@u.washington.edu.

Our postal address is
University of Washington
Department of Mathematics
Box 354350
Seattle, WA 98195
USA


Registration

Please, register as soon as you know that you will be attending. Just send an e-mail to wags05@u.washington.edu stating your name, position, and if you will be applying for financial support please follow the instructions below.


Financial Assistance

Thanks to the generous support of the National Science Foundation (through Utah and Stanford), funding is available for some graduate students and unfunded postdoctoral research working in the Western 2 time zones of the United States and Canada. Potential participants interested in funding should apply by sending an e-mail to wags05@u.washington.edu by March 10, 2005. Please include your status (grad student or post-doc), and if a grad student, the name of your Ph.D. advisor, and your year in the program. Please include your sex so we can easily match up applicants to share a room. Alternatively, or additionally, include name(s) of other applicants with whom you'd like to share a room.


Accommodation

Participants are expected to lodge at one of the two hotels listed below.

If you expect to be supported, please do not make a reservation until we confirm support.

1. University Hotel located at 4731 12th Ave. NE, telephone for reservations: 1-800-522-4720. The group price per room for the guests of the Department of Mathematics is: single occupancy $59 (plus tax, 15.6%), double occupancy $65, triple occupancy $71.
Please mention that you are a guest of the UW Mathematics Department to obtain the special price. The number of rooms is limited.

2. University Inn located at 4140 Roosevelt Way NE, telephone for reservations: 1-800-733-3855. The group price based on single occupancy: Traditional rooms - $89 (plus tax), Deluxe rooms - $99.00. For additional adult, add $10 to rates.
Please mention that you are a participant of the Western Algebraic Geometry Seminar (WAGS) to obtain these prices. The number of rooms is limited.


Transportation

You can travel to Seattle by airplane or by car:

By plane:
Fly to SeaTac Airport (SEA).

By car:
Driving from Sea-Tac airport: Follow signs for I-5 Northbound, and then follow directions below for driving from the South.

Driving from the South: Take I-5 Northbound to the NE 45th Street exit (#169). Turn right onto NE 45th Street. Continue East about one quarter mile to 17th Avenue NE. Turn right onto the main campus. Stop at the gatehouse (Gate#2) and tell the traffic guide that you would like to go to Padelford.

Driving from the North: Take I-5 Southbound to the NE 45th Street exit (#169). Turn left onto NE 45th Street. Continue East about one quarter mile to 17th Avenue NE. Turn right onto the main campus. Stop at the gatehouse (Gate#2) and tell the traffic guide that you would like to go to Padelford.

Driving from the East: If you are on I-90, exit onto I-5 Northbound, and follow directions for driving from the South. Otherwise, use State Route 520; take the Montlake Boulevard exit. Continue North past Husky Stadium. Move over into the far left lane to prepare for the fork in road. When the road splits, take the left fork onto 25th Avenue NE. At the traffic light,turn left onto Pend Oreille Road. Proceed up the hill to Gate #3. Stop at the gatehouse for directions and a parking permit.

A map of campus that includes the exit from I-5.

Parking fees are $4 each for Friday evening and Saturday morning, (pay at the gatehouse on entry). More information.


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