Stony Brook 2014


The Spring 2014 workshop will take place April 25-27, 2014, at Stony Brook.

the March 15 deadline has already passed.

Samuel Grushevsky, Radu Laza, Robert Lazarsfeld, Jason Starr.

The conference is funded by the NSF and Stony Brook Algebraic Geometry Fund.
The conference site is generously provided by the Simons Center for Geometry and Physics

Past participants: please fill our feedback form! 

Abstracts: Please find abstracts here.

Video and Slides: As they become available, video and slides from lectures will be uploaded to the abstracts page.

Schedule:  All lectures will be in the SCGP Auditorium 103.

Friday, April 25

 3:30pm -  4:30pm Registration and coffee 
 4:30pm -  5:00pm Pre-talk (for junior participants) 
 5:00pm -  6:00pm Ron Donagi: Moduli of Super Riemann Surfaces.

Saturday, April 26

  8:30am -  9:00am Registration and light breakfast 
  9:00am - 10:00am Eugene Gorsky: Refined Knot Invariants and Hilbert Schemes.
 10:00am -10:30am Coffee break 
 10:30am -11:00am  Pre-talk (for junior participants)
 11:00am -12  noon Sándor Kovács: Higher Direct Images of Logarithmic Canonical Sheaves.
 12  noon -  2:00pm Lunch in SCGP Cafe (provided) 
  2:00pm -  2:30pm Pre-talk (for junior participants)
  2:30pm -  3:30pm Burt Totaro: The Chow Ring of a Finite Group.
  3:30pm -  4:00pm Coffee break
  4:00pm -  5:00pm Cynthia Vinzant: Symmetroids and Quartic Spectrahedra.
  5:00pm -  5:30pm Break
  5:30pm -  6:30pm Undergraduate Research Panel (Sam PayneJessica Sidman and Jenia Tevelev)
  7:00pm  Banquet

Sunday, April 27

   8:30am -  9:00am Coffee / light breakfast
   9:00am - 10:00am Zsolt Patakfalvi: On Subadditivity of Kodaira Dimension in Positive Characteristic.
 10:00am - 10:30am Coffee break
 10:30am - 11:00am Pre-talk (for junior participants)
 11:00am - 12  noon James McKernan: Toroidal Modifications.
 12  noon - 12:30pm Break
 12:30pm -  1:30pm Michael Thaddeus: The Universal Implosion and the Multiplicative Horn Problem.

Poster: Please have a look at the conference poster.

Panel on undergraduate research: There will be a panel discussion, led by Sam Payne, Jessica Sidman and Jenia Tevelev, on the theme of undergraduate research in mathematics.  This professional development event is intended for all participants: students, postdocs and faculty.

Financial support: We will try to cover travel costs for everyone (excluding air fares), with preference given to junior participants. We encourage participants from the same institution to carpool to reduce travel costs. Graduate students who are applying for the first time should ask their advisor to send a short email of support (one paragraph) to one of the organizers.

Directions: see here. The Long Island Rail Road schedule can be searched here and is posted here.

Wireless Internet Access: Wireless internet access in the Simons Center for Geometry and Physics, and most buildings on campus, is available via Wolfienet Guest.  No authentication is required.  Additional wireless access is available in the Math Department Common Room, Math Tower 4-125; information on this wireless network is available in the common room.

Conference Hotel: Most participants will be staying at the Hilton Garden Inn on Stony Brook campus, an easy walking distance from the conference venue.  Some participants will be staying the Holiday Inn Express Stony Brook hotel.  The Holiday Inn Express does have a shuttle service to campus; participants are encouraged to ask about the shuttle service at check-in.

Parking: The main parking lot on Stony Brook's campus available for conference participants is the "H lot"; the large lot near the Earth and Space Sciences building.  It is in the middle of the right side of B4 on the following parking map.  Parking in this lot is free and permitted to all on Friday after 4pm and all day Saturday and Sunday.  There are also a limited number of spots available in the parking lot immediately adjoining the Simons Center for Geometry and Physics, which requires an access code for entry.  Please contact the organizers if you are interested in parking in one of these spots.

Google Map: The following Google Map shows the locations of the Simons Center for Geometry and Physics, the Hilton Garden Inn on the Stony Brook campus, the Long Island Rail Road station in Stony Brook, and the ferry terminal in Port Jefferson.

Nearby Restaurants: Here is a Google Map showing restaurants near the SCGP: the nearest are Green Cactus Grill, Centara Thai Cuisine and The Station Pizza.  A bit farther, a local favorite is Mirabelle.

Banquet:  The banquet will be held on Saturday evening, details to be announced shortly.

About AGNES: 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 committeeDan Abramovich (Brown), Joe Harris (Harvard), Aise Johan de Jong (Columbia), Mikhail Kapranov (Yale), János Kollár (Princeton), Robert Lazarsfeld (Stony Brook University), James McKernan (MIT).

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), Alina Marian (Northeastern), Stephen Lichtenbaum (Brown), Tony Pantev (UPenn), Sam Payne (Yale), Jason Starr (Stony Brook), Jenia Tevelev (UMass Amherst).

List of participants: Please see the list of participants here.