Stony Brook 2017


This AGNES workshop is preceded by the 6th Stony Brook mini-school in geometry, on Friday April 21.

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.

For more information about Stony Brook, see the Stony Brook Algebraic Geometry Portal.
Organizers: Samuel Grushevsky, Christian Schnell, Jason Starr.

Past participants: please fill our feedback form! 

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Poster: please take a look here, and feel free to post.


Abstracts: see here.

List of participants: available here.

Videos: click on the speaker's name or "pre-talk" to access.


Friday, April 21

 3:30pm-4:30pm  Registration; coffee and cookies  SCGP cafe
 4:30pm-6:00pm  Mihai Paun:
 Singular Hermitian metrics and positivity of direct images of pluricanonical bundles
 SCGP 103

Saturday, April 22

 8:00am-9:00am    Registration and breakfast  Math S-240
 9:00am-10:00am  Lev Borisov:
 Zero divisors in the Grothendieck ring
 SCGP 103
 10:00am-10:30am  Coffee break  Math S-240
 10:30am-11:00am  Pre-talk (for junior participants only)  SCGP 103
 11:00am-12 noon  Raman Parimala:
 Isotropy of quadratic forms over function fields

 SCGP 103
 12 noon-2:00pm  Lunch (provided)  Math S-240
 2:00pm-2:30pm  Pre-talk (for junior participants only)  SCGP 103
 2:30pm-3:30pm  Olivier Debarre:
Unexpected isomorphisms between hyperkähler fourfolds
 SCGP 103
 3:30pm-4:00pm  Coffee break  Math S-240
 4:00pm-5:00pm  Behrouz Taji:
 Orbifold stability and Miyaoka-Yau inequality for minimal pairs
 SCGP 103
 5:00pm-5:30pm  Break
 5:30pm  Jonathan Wahl (managing editor of the Duke Mathematical Journal):
 A discussion on publishing in mathematics
 SCGP 103
 7:00pm  Banquet  Hilton Garden

Sunday, April 23

 8:00am-9:00am  Breakfast  Math S-240
 9:00am-10:00am  Karl Schwede:
 Perfectoid multiplier/test ideals and applications
 SCGP 103
 10:00am-10:30am  Coffee break  Math S-240
 10:30am-11:00 am  Pre-talk (for junior participants only)  SCGP 103
 11:00am-12 noon  Hiraku Nakajima:
 Symplectic varieties and their quantization
 SCGP 103
 12 noon-12:30pm  Break  
 12:30pm-1:30pm  Julianna Tymoczko:
Representation theory associated to Hessenberg varieties
 SCGP 103

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, or via eduroam.

Conference Hotel: The participants will be staying at the Hilton Garden Inn on Stony Brook campus, an easy walking distance from the Simons Center. 

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.

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

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 the participating universities in the Northeast.