Western Algebraic Geometry Symposium


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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.

For information about how to participate, visit the Next WAGS webpage, and join the WAGS Google group.

You can also subscribe to the WAGS calendar.
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Background

The Western Algebraic Geometry Symposium traces its origins back to the Utah-UCLA Algebraic Geometry Seminar started in 1989 by H. Clemens, D. Gieseker, M. Green, J. Kollár, R. Lazarsfeld, Z. Ran and M.-C. Chang.  Later on, it became the Utah-UCLA-Chicago Algebraic Geometry Seminar.  Sadly, as senior figures moved east, the original WAGS faded away.

In 2002, WAGS was resurrected.  Our goal is to have a twice-yearly meeting of algebraic geometers in the western half of the United States and Canada, with ample time for chatting, as well as a good number of research talks.  The conference has been consistently attracting over 50 participants. 

WAGS is partially supported by a grant from the NSF.  Our policy is not to fund senior participants; we hope that the conference will be attractive enough that senior algebraic geometers will come of their own volition.  However, we try to fund all graduate students and unfunded post-docs (from the western two time zones of the continent).

Long term planning for WAGS is currently being organized by Aaron Bertram, Sebastian Casalaina-Martin, Renzo Cavalieri, Sándor Kovács, Ravi Vakil, and Bianca Viray.

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WAGS Conferences

Fall 2017 University of California at Los Angeles

Spring 2017 University of British Columbia

October 15-16, 2016 Colorado State University

October 17-18, 2015 University of Washington

February 28-March 1, 2015 University of California at Davis

October 11-12, 2014 University of Idaho

April 12-13, 2014 University of Colorado

November 9-10, 2013 University of California at San Diego

February 16-17, 2013 Harvey Mudd College

October 20-21, 2012 University of Utah

April 14-15, 2012 University of Washington

October 1-2, 2011 Colorado State University

April 9-10, 2011 Stanford University

November 6-7, 2010 University of Arizona

May 1-2, 2010 University of British Columbia

October 24-25, 2009 University of California at Los Angeles

April 25-26, 2009 University of California at Berkeley

November 8-9, 2008 University of Utah

October 20-21, 2007  Colorado State University

April 28-29, 2007 University of Washington

November 11-12, 2006 University of Utah

March 18-19, 2006 University of California at Berkeley

December 3-4, 2005 University of Utah

April 9-10, 2005 University of Washington

October 9-10, 2004 Colorado State University

March 27-28, 2004 University of Utah

September 13-14, 2003 University of British Columbia

April 19-20, 2003 Stanford University

Fall 2002 University of Utah, Preliminary WAGS (during an AMS meeting)

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Past WAGS speakers:

Dan Abramovich, Daniel Allcock, Roi Docampo Álvarez, Federico Ardila, Dmitro Arinkin, Aravind Asok,  Matt Baker, Arend Bayer, Roya Beheshti Zavareh, Kai Behrend,  Prakash Belkale, Aaron Bertram, Bhargav Bhatt, Vincent Bouchard, Patrick Brosnan, Jim Bryan, Andrei Caldararu, Jim Carlson, Sebastian Casalaina-Martin, Paolo Cascini, Ana-Maria Castravet, Sabin Cautis, Renzo Cavalieri, Giulio Caviglia, Jean-Louis Colliot-Thelene, Brian Conrad, Alastair Craw, Tommaso de Fernex, Aise Johan de Jong, Satyan Devadoss, Brent Doran, Lawrence Ein, Jordan Ellenberg, Daniel Erman, Gavril Farkas, Javier Fernandez, Amin Gholampour, Noah Giansiracusa, Tom Graber, Mark Gross, Paul Hacking, Christian Haesemeyer, Brendan Hassett,  Milena Hering, Yi Hu, Elham Izadi, Joel Kamnitzer, Kalle Karu, Ludmil Katzarkov, Kiran Kedlaya, Sean Keel, János Kollár, Martijn Kool, Sándor Kovács, N. Mohan Kumar,  Robert Lazarsfeld, Y.-P. Lee, Zhiyuan Li, Jun Li, Max Lieblich, Emanuele Macri, Alina Marian, Davesh Maulik, James McKernan, Massimillano Mella, Grisha Mikhalkin, Ezra Miller, Rick Miranda, David Morrison, Mircea Mustata, Mike Nakamaye, Martin Olsson, Dragos Oprea, Brian Osserman, Giorgio Ottaviani, Sam Payne, Artie Prendergast-Smith, Aaron Pixton, Alexander Polishchuk, Rachel Pries, Nicholas Proudfoot, Kevin Purbhoo, Kristian Ranestad, Dusty Ross, Yongbin Ruan, David Rydh, Matthew Satriano, Karl Schwede, Greg Smith, Jason Starr, Bernd Sturmfels, Balázs Szendröi, Constantin Teleman, Michael Thaddeus, Richard Thomas, Sofia Tirabassi, Burt Totaro, Kevin Tucker, Ravi Vakil, Anthony Várilly-Alvarado,  Jonathan Wise, Melanie Matchett Wood, Chenyang Xu, Xinyi Yuan, Zhiwei Yun, Christine Berkesch Zamaere, Aleksey Zinger.

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