Yale 2013

AGNES will take place Friday, April 19 through Sunday, April 21.

Registration deadline: March 15

Mikhail Kapranov and Sam Payne

This conference is made possible by support from the NSF, the Yale math department, and the Yale Provost office.

Update (7/2/2013): Videos of the talks and pre-talks are available by clicking on the titles of the talks.


All talks will be in Linsley-Chittenden Hall, Room 102.

Friday, April 19:
 3:30-4:30  registration and coffee  
 4:30-5:30  Mark de Cataldo: The projectors of the decomposition theorem are absolute Hodge

Saturday, April 20:
 8:00-9:00  registration, coffee, and light breakfast
 9:00-9:30  Angela Gibney: pre-talk (graduate students only)
 9:30-10:30  Angela Gibney: On finite generation of cones of conformal blocks divisors
 10:30-11:00  coffee break
 11:00-12:00  Anders Buch: Gromov-Witten invariants and puzzles
 12:00-2:00  lunch
 2:00-2:30  Jason Starr: pre-talk (graduate students only)
 2:30-3:30  Jason Starr: Rational curves and rational points of varieties over global function fields
 coffee break
 4:00-5:00  Tobias Dyckerhoff: Noncommutative algebraic geometry of hypersurface singularities
 5:15-6:15  Panel discussion on postdoctoral and tenure-track job applications, with Yair Minsky, Jessica Sidman, and Jenia Tevelev
 7:00-  Conference banquet

Sunday, April 21:
 8:00-9:00  coffee and light breakfast
 9:00-10:00  Dave Anderson: Operational K-theory
 10:00-10:30  coffee break
 10:30-11:00  Bjorn Poonen: pre-talk (graduate students only)
 11:00-12:00  Bjorn Poonen: Computing Néron-Severi groups

The pre-talks are meant to provide graduate students with background which will be helpful for the lecture. Those with PhDs are not allowed to attend.

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

Registration: Registration has now closed.


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.

Scientific Committee:
Dan Abramovich (Brown), Joe Harris (Harvard), Aise Johan de Jong (Columbia), Mikhail Kapranov (Yale), János Kollár (Princeton), James McKernan (MIT)

Organizing committee:
Dan Abramovich (Brown),  Arend Bayer (UConn), Alexander Braverman (Brown), Dawei Chen (Boston College), Maksym Fedorchuk (Boston College), Sam Grushevsky (Stony Brook), Paul Hacking (UMass Amherst), Milena Hering (UConn), Mikhail Kapranov (Yale), Radu Laza (Stony Brook), Alina Marian (Northeastern), James McKernan (MIT), Sam Payne (Yale), Jason Starr (Stony Brook), Jenia Tevelev (UMass Amherst)

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