WAGS Spring 2019
April 13-14, 2019
University of California at Berkeley

 Jennifer Balakrishnan (Boston University)Rational points on the cursed curve
 Gabriele Di Cerbo (Princeton)Birational boundedness of elliptic Calabi-Yau varieties
 Maria Angelica Cueto (Ohio State)Anticanonical tropical del Pezzo cubic surfaces contain exactly 27 lines
 Angela Gibney (Rutgers)Classes on the moduli space of curves from Lie algebras, Gromov Witten theory, and vertex algebras: Identities and generalizations
 Edray Goins (Pomona College)Monodromy groups of compositions of Belyi maps
 Eyal Markman (University of Massachusetts)The Hodge conjecture for the generic abelian fourfold of Weil type with discriminant 1
 Angelo Vistoli (Scuola Normale Superiore)Essential dimension of algebraic groups

 Saturday     Sunday 
 8:30-9:30 coffee and registration 8:30-9:00coffee 
 9:30-10:30 Angela Gibney  9:00-10:00Gabriele Di Cerbo 
 11:00-12:00 Eyal Markman 10:15-11:15Edray Goins 
 12:00-2:00 lunch 11:30-12:30Angelo Vistoli 
 2:00-3:00 Jennifer Balakrishnan  
 3:30-4:30 Maria Angelica Cueto  
 5:00-7:00Wine and Cheese Reception
Link to abstracts
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 www.wagsymposium.org


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 in Parsons Hall, which is part of the Easton Hall complex, just north of the UC Berkeley Campus.  https://goo.gl/maps/T2MmbxEtvuK2

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 (includes information on where to mail the reimbursement form).
Important links for reimbursement:
Please help us keep organized by mailing your reimbursement claims by April 30th. We may run into trouble allocating funds for late submissions!


We have not blocked rooms in a hotel this time.  There are many hotels nearby.  In addition to local hotels, you may also want to consider airbnb.


The venue is not far from the Downtown Berkeley BART station.  You can take the BART directly from SFO or OAK airports to Berkeley.  https://goo.gl/maps/RvuGkuSJmFw 

Local information

There are many restaurants near the venue, on the north side of campus.

Local organizers

Local organization is by Daniel Bragg and Kristin DeVleming. Send questions to spring@wagsymposium.org.
Subpages (1): Spring 2019 Abstracts