Algebra and Geometry Meeting, Universitat de Barcelona, 2 - 4 December 2015

This is a workshop bringing together specialists from concurrent subjects in commutative algebra, algebraic geometry, computational algebra, and homotopy theory.
Invited speakers
  • Alessandra Bernardi (Università di Bologna, Italy): A geometric view of the splitting type for plane rational curves
  • Ada Boralevi (Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, The Netherlands): Spaces of matrices of constant rank, vector bundles, and graded modules
  • Emilie Dufresne (Durham University, UK): Separating sets for actions of tori
  • Mateusz Michalek (University of Berkeley, USA, and Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland): From topology to algebraic geometry, and back again
  • Bernard Mourrain (INRIA Sophia Antipolis, France): Multiplicities, inverse systems and desingularisation
  • Fernando Muro (Universidad de Sevilla): Moduli spaces of (unital) associative DG-algebras
  • Johannes Nicaise (Imperial College, UK): Poles of maximal order of Igusa zeta functions
  • Angela Ortega (Humboldt Universität, Germany): The Prym map of cyclic covers
  • Paul Arne Østvær (Universitetet i Oslo, Norway): A¹-contractibility of
    Koras-Russell threefolds
  • Xavier Roulleau (Université de Poitiers, France): On the Harbourne constants of Abelian surfaces and elliptic curve arrangements
  • Bertrand Toën (CNRS & Université de Toulouse, France): Motives and derived categories
  • Jean Vallès (Université de Pau, France): Free divisors in a pencil of curves
Book of abstracts


Wednesday 2nd
 Thursday 3rd
 Friday 4th
  09:30 Mourrain
09:30 Bernardi
  10:30 Coffee
10:30 Coffee
  11:00 Ostvaer 11:00 Nicaise
  12:00 Michalek
12:00 Vallès
  13:00 Lunch break
15:00 Ortega
15:00 Boralevi
16:00 Dufresne
16:00 Muro
17:00 Coffee 17:00 Coffee  
17:30 Toën
17:30 Roulleau
  21:00 Social dinner

The talks will take place in Aula T1 on the second floor of the Historical Building of the University of Barcelona (Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes 585, Barcelona).

Here is a map indicating the location.

Group photo

Group photo, Friday December 4th, 2015

Organizing committee

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