Brown 2012

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The workshop
took place on October 26-28, 2012 at Brown University.

The local organizers were Dan Abramovich and Alexander Braverman (Brown).

The poster session
was organized by Dawei Chen and Maksym Fedorchuk (Boston College)

The conference was administered by Lori Nascimento (Brown University)

Funding was provided by the National Science Foundation and Brown University.

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Friday, October 26, 2012

3:30pm – 4:00pm                Conference registration (refreshments will be served)

4:00pm – 4:50pm                Andrei Okounkov – Colloquium, The M-theory Index

5:00pm – 6:30pm                Post-talk for Algebraic Geometers


Saturday, October 27, 2012 

8:30am – 9:00am                Conference registration (breakfast pastries & coffee will be served)

9:00am – 10:00am              Hee Oh (Brown University) Ergodic Theory and Rational Points on Homogeneous Varieties

10:00am – 10:30am            Morning break (refreshments will be served)

10:30am – 11:00am            Pre-talk (Graduate students only)

11:00am – 12:00pm            Angelo Vistoli (Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa) The Fundamental Gerbe of a Curve and the Section Conjecture

12:00pm – 1:15pm              Lunch break (Bag lunches will be served) and Poster Session (abstracts and PDF links)

1:15pm – 1:45pm                Pre-talk (Graduate students only)

1:45pm – 2:45pm                Daniel Huybrechts (Universität Bonn) Cycles on K3 Surfaces

2:45pm – 3:00pm                short break

3:00pm – 4:00pm                Cathy O’Neil (New York) How Math is Used Outside of Academia

4:00pm – 4:30pm                Afternoon break (refreshments will be served)

4:30pm – 5:30pm                Christian Schnell (Stony Brook University) From the Generic Vanishing Theorem to D-Modules

7:00pm                              Banquet Dinner at the Biltmore Hotel, Providence, RI


Sunday, October 28, 2012

8:30am – 9:00am                Breakfast pastries and coffee will be served

9:00am – 10:00am              Melody Chan (Harvard University) From Algebraic to Tropical Curves

10:00am – 10:30am             Morning break (refreshments will be served)

10:30am – 11:30am             Dmitry Arinkin (University of Wisconsin at Madison) Singular Support of Coherent Sheaves

11:30am – 11:45am             Short break

11:45am – 12:45pm             Frédéric Campana (Université Nancy) The Geometry of Orbifold Pairs and Birational Classification

Abstracts: follow the link.

Please view the poster for this workshop created by Lori Nascimento

Conference locations (see reference map):

Conference Space

All lectures were held in the Brown University List Art Building, Room 120 located at 64 College Street, Providence, Rhode Island.
(You can visit the Bell Art Gallery).

Hotel Information

Rooms have been blocked for AGNES at the Courtyard at the Marriott in Downtown Providence and at the Wyndham on the waterfront (more info about the hotels is listed below).  There is no need to call for reservations.  Please inform us through the AGNES registration form if you will need a hotel room.  Upon check-in at the hotel, please let them know that you are with the AGNES group. Guests receive complimentary internet wireless service at the hotel; breakfast is not included but can be purchased in nearby locations. 

Courtyard at the Marriott
32 Exchange Terrace
Providence, RI 02903
Phone: 401-272-1191

Click here for directions

Wyndham Garden Providence
220 India Street
Providence, RI 02903
Click here for directions

Banquet Information

The Banquet was held on October 27, 2012 at 7:00pm at the Providence Biltmore Hotel's Garden Room. 11 Dorrance Street, Providence, Rhode Island.  Just a short walk from the Courtyard at the Marriott where the hotel rooms were held.  Please click here for directions to the Biltmore.

More Information about Providence


Here is a list of a few restaurants located on Thayer Street near campus and the conference that you may be interested in. There are many more.
Here is a list of a few restaurants in Downtown Providence nearer the hotel.


Note: the best way to get from the Courtyard Hotel to the lectures is (usually) on foot.

Kennedy Plaza is located across the street from the Courtyard at the Marriott.
Most inter-city bus lines stop here (Peter Pan, Megabus) as well as the airport bus.
RIPTA City Buses: click here for a list of buses that travel from the station and up to the east side of Providence (where the conference will be held) and back. Click here for bus fare information.

Providence Train Station - Click here to view the MBTA schedule, and here for Amtrak.

Air travel: the T. F. Green airport serves many major locations. Alternatively, one can arrive at Boston's Logan airport and take bus or train.

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