WAGS Fall 2017
October 14-15, 2017
University of California at Los Angeles

Benjamin Bakker
Bhargav Bhatt Michigan
Wei Ho Michigan
Katrina Honigs Utah
Michael Kemeny  Stanford
Davesh Maulik  MIT
Dulip Piyaratne

Schedule (to be confirmed)
 Saturday       Sunday  
 10:00 - 11:00
   9:00 - 10:00
 11:30 - 12:30
   10:30 - 11:30
 2:30 - 3:30
   11:45 - 12:45
 4:00 - 5:00

About WAGS

WAGS is a twice-yearly meeting of algebraic geometers in the western half of the United States and Canada that traces its origins back to the Utah-UCLA Algebraic Geometry Seminar started in 1989. Long term planning for WAGS is currently being organized by Aaron Bertram, Sebastian Casalaina-Martin, Renzo Cavalieri, Sándor Kovács, Ravi Vakil, and Bianca Viray. For more information about WAGS, please visit the WAGS web site.


We hope to broaden the community of algebraic geometers. All are welcome to attend. We especially encourage participation from women and members of groups traditionally under-represented in mathematics.


The meeting will be held at UCLA, in the Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics (IPAM).

Registration and Financial Assistance

WAGS is partially supported by the National Science Foundation and by the Department of Mathematics and the College of Natural Sciences at Colorado State University; if you need funding, please apply when you register.

We ask that all participants fill out the first form; you must fill out both forms in order to be reimbursed:
  • Registration (includes preliminary request for financial assistance);
  • Feedback and reimbursement (includes instructions for reimbursement; the form will be made available in due course).
Important links for reimbursement:

Please help us keeping organized by mailing your reimbursement claims by Oct 31st. We may run into trouble allocating funds for late submissions!

Poster Session

WAGS Fall 2017 will include a poster session.  One of the main goals of the session is to increase the flow of information between participants. Postdocs, undergraduate and graduate students are warmly and strongly encouraged to participate.

  • Registration:  As part of your registration, please let us know if you intend to contribute a poster.
  • Location and timing: The poster session will be held in ***, 5:30PM-7:00PM on Saturday, after the last talk. We will make arrangements for you to hang your posters either during lunch or immediately before the poster session.
  • Advice on posters: With the help of previous WAGS participants and organizers, we have collated the following list of resources:
Design advice:

HMC Math Department

Latex advice/templates:

N. Johnston
M. Coca
P. Hirschfeld


The following hotels are suggested.


Claremont Hotel
1044 Tiverton Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Phone: (310)208-5957
Reservations: (800)266-5957
This is a modest hotel within walking distance of campus. No TVs in rooms. Complimentary coffee & tea, wireless internet, and use of refrigerator and microwave oven.

Hilgard House Hotel*

927 Hilgard Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Phone: (310)208-3945
Reservations: (800)826-3934
Email: Reservations@hilgardhouse.com
Within walking distance to IPAM. Free parking & continental breakfast are included.

Royal Palace Westwood
1052 Tiverton Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Phone: (310)208-6677
Short walk from IPAM. Complimentary continental breakfast, parking & high speed internet.

UCLA Meyer & Renee Luskin Conference Center*
425 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095
Phone: 855-LCC-UCLA (855-522-8252)
Online reservations: lcc.ucla.edu/reserve
UCLA’s Luskin Conference Center is a short walk from IPAM.  Please ask about parking options and rates.

UCLA Tiverton House
900 Tiverton Ave.
Los Angeles, CA. 90024-3013
Phone: (310)794-0151
Email: tivertonhouse@mednet.ucla.edu
Short walk from IPAM. Complimentary continental breakfast. Free internet access and parking.  Children’s playroom.

The closest airpot to UCLA is the Los Angeles International Airport (airport code LAX). It is served by almost all major domenstic and international airlines. 

From the airport (LAX) to IPAM (UCLA): The LAX FlyAway Express Bus shuttles passengers between LAX and Westwood Village departing Westwood on the hour from 6:00am – 10:00pm. The fare is $10.00. Tickets are purchased on the bus with a credit or debit card (no cash). The bus stop is on Kinross Ave. in front of Parking Structure 32. The bus makes curbside stops at every airport terminal. Upon arrival in Westwood, you can walk or take the UCLA Campus Shuttle to IPAM or your hotel. 

By car: Follow this link for details.

Local Tranportations near UCLA: The Big Blue Bus serves West Los Angeles and Santa Monica. Routes 1, 2, 3M and 8 pick up at the corner of Hilgard and Westholme (a short walk from IPAM) and go to the Santa Monica and Venice beaches, the Third Street Promenade, and other areas with shops and restaurants. The fare is $1.00 per trip.

The Metro Bus serves most of LA. Take the Metro 720 (Wilshire Blvd. at Westwood Blvd.) westbound towards Santa Monica or eastbound to downtown Los Angeles. Metro Bus 2 eastbound (Hilgard at Westholme) will take you into Hollywood and downtown Los Angeles. The base fare is $1.75.

The Culver City Bus serves West Los Angeles and Culver City. Route 6 picks up at Westwood Plaza in front of the NPI building (a short walk from IPAM) and ends at LAX. The base fare is $1.00.

Local information

Lunch locations, etc. ...

Local organizers

Local organization is by Omprokash Das, Martin Gallauer, Wenhao Ou, and Burt Totaro. Send questions to fall17@wagsymposium.org.

Photo credit: Reed Hutchinson.