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



Speakers

Benjamin Bakker (Georgia) tba
Bhargav Bhatt (Michigan)
Chern classes of crystals
Wei Ho (Michigan) tba
Katrina Honigs (Utah)
tba
Michael Kemeny (Stanford) tba
Davesh Maulik (MIT) Gopakumar-Vafa invariants via vanishing cycles
Dulip Piyaratne (Arizona)
tba

Schedule (to be confirmed)

 Saturday    Sunday  
 10:00-11:00
 Bhatt  9:00-10:00
 Piyaratne
 11:30-12:30
 Bakker  10:30-11:30
 Honigs
 2:30-3:30
 Ho
 11:45-12:45
 Maulik
 4:00-5:00
 Kemeny
   
 5:30-7:00  Poster session    

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 website.

Diversity

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.

Location

The meeting will be held on the UCLA campus in Westwood, at the Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics (IPAM). It is hosted and organized by the UCLA Mathematics Department (UCLA Math).

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 registration form whether or not financial assistance is being requested; you must fill out both forms in order to be reimbursed:

Important links for reimbursement:

Please help us to keep organized by mailing your reimbursement claims by October 31, 2017. 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. Poster session organizers are Dagan Karp (Harvey Mudd) and Omprokash Das (UCLA).

  • 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 IPAM, 5:30PM-7:00PM on Saturday, after the last talk. Food will be served after/during the poster session. 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:
AWM
SIAM
HMC Math Department
CSU

Latex advice/templates:
HMC
N. Johnston
M. Coca
P. Hirschfeld

Local information

Hotels in Westwood (near UCLA)

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.

Hotel Palomar
10740 Wilshire Boulevard (at Selby Avenue)
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Luxury eco-friendly hotel 2 blocks from Westwood Village and a 20-minute walk from IPAM. The “house car” is available to transport you to IPAM upon request.

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

UCLA Guest House
330 Charles E. Young Drive East
Los Angeles, CA 90095
Phone: (310) 825-2923
Fax: (310) 825-6108
Email: guesthouse@ha.ucla.edu
On campus. Complimentary continental breakfast & espresso bar. Limited on-site parking; daily campus parking rate is currently $12.

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 Avenue
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.


Transportation

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

From the airport (LAX) to IPAM (UCLA): The LAX FlyAway Express Bus shuttles passengers between LAX and Westwood Village. The fare is $10.00. Tickets are purchased on the bus with a credit or debit card (no cash). It departs from LAX Terminal 1 on the hour 6:00am--11:00pm and picks up at Terminals 2--7 before leaving for Westwood. It departs from Westwood on the hour 6:00am--10:00pm from the bus stop on Kinross Avenue in front of Parking Structure 32, and drops off curbside at each LAX 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 transportation 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 toward 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.


Food in Westwood

Lunch locations etc. ... to come

Thrillist has a Westwood dining guide.

Westwood rejoices in the possession of a 24-hour, gigantic Ralph's grocery store, easy walking distance from all hotels listed above.

Local organizers

Local organization is by Omprokash Das, Martin Gallauer, Wenhao Ou, and Burt Totaro; poster session by Dagan Karp (Harvey Mudd) and Omprokash Das. Send questions to fall2017@wagsymposium.org.

Photo credit: Reed Hutchinson.

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