Rutgers 2018

The Spring 2018 workshop
will take place Friday through Sunday, April 13-15 in the Rutgers Academic Building, room 2125 at the College Avenue campus of Rutgers University, in New Brunswick, New Jersey.

Registration deadline: January 1, 2018

This conference is made possible by support from the National Science Foundation.

Confirmed Speakers:
  • Bhargav Bhatt (U. Michigan)
  • Chiara Damiolini (Rutgers University)
  • June Huh (Institute for Advanced Study)
  • János Kollár (Princeton University)
  • Leonardo Mihalcea (Virginia Tech)
  • Alexander Perry (Columbia University)
  • Rachel Pries (Colorado State University)
  • Jenia Tevelev (U. Mass. Amherst)

Financial support: We will try to cover travel costs for everyone (excluding air fares), with preference given to junior participants. Graduate students should ask their advisor to send a short e-mail of support (one paragraph) to the organizers at

Registration: Please register here:
The registration deadline is January 1, 2018.

Reimbursement Forms:

All reimbursement paperwork should be turned in within 30 days of end the conference.

Electronic receipts should be sent to, with subject: reimbursement receipts


AGNES is a new 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 the participating universities in the Northeast.

Organizing committee: 
Lev Borisov (Rutgers), Anders Buch (Rutgers), Angela Gibney (Rutgers), Daniel Krashen (UGA / Rutgers).

Schedule (provisional)

Pre-AGNES Activities at Rutgers Math Department on Friday (Hill Center Building for the Mathematical Sciences)

1:15pm - 3:00pm AWM Lunch
3:00pm - 4:00pm Math Departmental Tea (Hill, 7th floor)
4:00pm - 5:00pm Colloquium : Brendan Hassett (Hill, 705)

Friday (Rutgers Academic Building, Room 2125)

5:00pm - 6:00pm Registration
6:00pm - 7:00pm Huh

Saturday (Rutgers Academic Building, Room 2125)

8:00am - 9:00am Registration
9:00am - 10:00am Pries
10:00am - 10:30am Coffee
10:30am - 11:00am pre-talk
11:00am - 12:00pm Mihalcea
12:00pm - 1:30pm Lunch Break
1:30pm - 2:00pm pre-talk
2:00pm - 3:00pm Bhatt
3:00pm - 3:30pm Coffee break
3:30pm - 4:30pm Kollár
4:30pm - 4:45pm Break
4:45pm - 5:45pm Career Panel
7:00pm Banquet @ Heldrich

8:30am - 9:00am Coffee
9:00am - 10:00am Damiolini
10:00am - 10:15am Break
10:15am - 11:15am Perry
11:15am - 11:30am Break
11:30am - 12:30pm Tevelev

Getting around

The Heldrich hotel, where many of the participants will be staying, is a 15-20 minute walk from the Rutgers Academic Building, where the talks will be taking place. The Mathematics Department is located in the Hill Center Building on Busch campus. To go between campuses, it is recommended to take advantage of the free campus shuttles. You can find a map of relevant locations, as well as a link to information about the campus shuttles below:

Parking Update

We have been given permission for participants to park in lots on the College Ave Campus, in lots 11 (, 26 (, 30 ( or College Deck ( Lot 11 is particularly close to the Academic Building.

We have been advised that there might be some significant demand on these lots, however, due to a half marathon starting around 8am, which starts and ends close to lot 11.

Parking Alternatives

Pay parking near the hotel is available at the Morris Parking deck ( The lot is at the corner of New Street and George Street, with the entrance on New Street, between Livingston Ave and George St).

The Gateway Garage, is located a few blocks away, a bit closed to the Academic Building, with an entrance at 7 Wall St, just behind the New Brunswick train station. The rates at the Gateway Garage are the same as those at the Morris Deck.

Alternately, one can very often find free street parking just across the Raritan river in Highland Park, which is a roughly 25 minute walk from the conference site and hotel. Walking directions from Highland Park to the conference center are at this link:

Parking near the Hill center (where the Mathematics department is located) is available in front of the Rutgers visitor center at 100 Sutphen Rd. Walking directions from the visitor parking to the Hill center are here:

AGNES Rutgers 2018