Boston College 2015

The Spring 2015 workshop took place
March 20-22, 2015 at Boston College.
Support was generously provided by the NSF and Boston College. 

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Registration: Please complete the registration form by February 28, 2015.

Organized by:  Dawei Chen, Maksym Fedorchuk, Brian Lehmann, with
                        Alina Marian (academic job search panel organizer), and
                        Jason Starr (graduate mini-school co-organizer)
Abstracts: Please find abstracts here; videos of the main lectures can be found below.

Last modified March 28, 2015.

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Graduate mini-school lectures by:

Participants: AGNES participants and the graduate mini-school participants (as of March 18)

Abstracts: Please find abstracts here


All lectures for the main event were held at Devlin Hall 008 on the Boston College Campus. Lectures for the graduate mini-school took place in Higgins Hall 225 and 310. Maps and directions.

Friday March 20
Emanuele Macrì: Vector bundles on smooth curves: stability and moduli spaces (Higgins 225)
Alina Marian: Geometry of line bundles on moduli spaces of sheaves (Higgins 225)
 1:30-2:30pm Ana-Maria Castravet: Classification of Fano varieties of high index (Higgins 225)
 2:45-3:45pm Joe Harris: A semi-historical introduction to intersection theory (Higgins 310)
 3:30-4:30pm Registration and coffee in Devlin 010
Song Sun: Algebraic geometry of limits of Kahler manifolds
    Video on Dropbox
(1080p), YouTube

Saturday March 21
 8:30-9:30am Registration and breakfast
 9:00-9:30am Pre-talk for graduate students only
 9:30-10:30am Aaron Bertram: Geometric Stabilities for Sheaves on Surfaces and LePotier Duality
Video on Dropbox (1080p), YouTube
 10:30-11:00am Coffee break
Melanie Wood: Discriminants in the Grothendieck ring
Video on Dropbox (1080p), YouTube
 12:00-1:30pm Lunch (lunch boxes and drinks provided) at Lyons Dining Hall
 1:30-2:00pm Pre-talk for graduate students only
 2:00-3:00pm Carolina Araujo: On Fano foliations
    Video on Dropbox
(1080p), YouTube
 3:00-3:30pm Coffee break
 3:30-4:30p June Huh: A tropical approach to a Hodge conjecture for positive currents
    Video on Dropbox
(1080p), YouTube
 4:30-5:00pm Refreshments and tea break
 5:00-6:00pm Academic job search panel: Aaron Bertram, Melody Chan, Joe Harris, Alina Marian (moderator), and Michael Thaddeus
 7:30pm Conference Banquet at Sichuan Gourmet in Brookline 

Sunday March 22
Pre-talk for graduate students only
 9:30-10:30am Mattias Jonsson: Degenerations of amoebae and Berkovich spaces
    Video on Dropbox
(1080p), YouTube
 10:30-11:00am Coffee break
 11:00-12:00pm María Angélica Cueto: Faithful tropicalization of the Grassmannian of planes
    Video on Dropbox (1080p), YouTube
 12:00-12:30pm Coffee and snacks
 12:30-1:30pm Daniel Greb: Variation of Gieseker-Maruyama moduli spaces on higher-dimensional base manifolds
    Video on Dropbox (1080p), YouTube

Professional development session: We held a professional development session devoted to academic job search on Saturday afternoon.

Directions: Here is a map of the Boston College campus and here are directions from the hotel to the campus. Mathematics Department is located in Carney Hall. Both Devlin and Higgins Halls are a short walk away from Carney Hall (Math Department) and from the Conte Forum (BC shuttle stop).

Hotel Information: The conference hotel is Holiday Inn Brookline located at 1200 Beacon Street, Brookline, MA 02446 near the Coolidge Corner.

Dining: A short guide to dining at BC and around the Coolidge Corner.

: AGNES is a series of weekend workshops in algebraic geometry. One of our goals is to introduce graduate students to a broad spectrum of current research in algebraic geometry. AGNES is held twice a year at participating universities in the Northeast.

Scientific committee: Dan Abramovich (Brown), Joe Harris (Harvard), Aise Johan de Jong (Columbia), Mikhail Kapranov (Yale), János Kollár (Princeton), Robert Lazarsfeld (Stony Brook University), James McKernan (UCSD).

Organizing committee: Dan Abramovich (Brown), Alexander Braverman (Brown), Dawei Chen (Boston College), Ron Donagi (UPenn), Maksym Fedorchuk (Boston College), Antonella Grassi (UPenn), Sam Grushevsky (Stony Brook), Paul Hacking (UMass Amherst),  Mikhail Kapranov (Yale), Radu Laza (Stony Brook), Stephen Lichtenbaum (Brown), Alina Marian (Northeastern), Tony Pantev (UPenn), Sam Payne (Yale), Jason Starr (Stony Brook), Jenia Tevelev (UMass Amherst)