Eugene skyline feat. Spencer Butte
WAGS Fall 2018
October 6-7
University of Oregon

 Roya Beheshti (Washington U. St. Louis)
 Spaces of rational curves on hypersurfaces
 Laure Flapan (Northeastern)
 Monodromy of Kodaira fibrations
 Eugene Gorsky (UC Davis)
 Hilbert schemes and link homology
 Raman Parimala (Emory)
 Arithmetic of function fields of p-adic curves
 Mark Shoemaker (Colorado State)
 Curve counting invariants and integral transforms
 Botong Wang (Wisconsin)  Applying index theorems in algebraic statistics
Link to Abstracts

 Saturday       Sunday  
 9:00-10:00  Coffee, bagels, registration
 8:30-9:00  Coffee and bagels
 10:00-11:00  Parimala  9:00-10:00  Flapan
 11:30-12:30  Shoemaker  10:30-11:30  Gorsky
 12:30-2:30  Lunch    
 2:30-3:30  Beheshti   
 4:00-5:00  Wang    
 5:00-7:00  Reception and 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


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 in Lillis Hall, room 282 at the University of Oregon. Links: UO campus map or Google maps.

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 will give priority to those who register by September 6.

We ask that all participants fill out the first form; you must fill out both forms in order to be reimbursed:

Important link for reimbursement:

Fill in this travel form and send it to:

Sheri Hofeling

Department of Mathematics

1874 Campus Delivery

Fort Collins, CO 80523-1874

If you are not a US citizen or permanent resident, you may receive an email from CSU (Colorado State University) requesting additional information. Please keep an eye out for it.

Please help us to keep organized by mailing your reimbursement claims by October 18, 2018. We may run into trouble allocating funds for late submissions!

Poster Session

WAGS Fall 2018 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 the Lillis Hall atrium, 5:00PM-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:
Or there are many other hotels near campus if you prefer to make your own arrangements.


By plane: Fly to Eugene (EUG).  If you're staying at the Phoenix Inn, you can arrange to take their free airport shuttle.  Or take a cab; unfortunately there is no bus from the airport.
Going home, you don't need more than an hour at the airport; we've scheduled the last talk to leave plenty of time to catch afternoon flights.
You can also fly to Portland (PDX) and take a bus, but this isn't usually worth the trouble.

By train: Coming from Seattle or Vancouver, take the Amtrak Cascades.
Going North, beware that the Coast Starlight train usually has severe delays, unlike the Cascades trains.

By car: Eugene is just off of Interstate 5. The parking lots at 15th and Alder or 11th and Kincaid are free on weekends, and usually have plenty of space.


We will serve bagels in the morning, and appetizers at the reception Saturday evening.  For lunch, we recommend the restaurants just west of campus, at 13th and Alder and the surrounding blocks.  The student union also has some fast food, and a pub in the basement.

Local organizers

Local organization is by Nick Addington and Nick Proudfoot. Send questions to
Subpages (1): Fall 2018 Abstracts