Brown 2012

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The workshop took place on October 26-28, 2012 at Brown University. The local organizers were Dan Abramovich and Alexander Braverman (Brown).The poster session was organized by Dawei Chen and Maksym Fedorchuk (Boston College)The conference was administered by Lori Nascimento (Brown University)Funding was provided by the National Science Foundation and Brown University.Get our poster here!

Participant list.



Friday, October 26, 2012

3:30pm – 4:00pm Conference registration (refreshments will be served)

4:00pm – 4:50pm Andrei Okounkov – Colloquium, The M-theory Index

5:00pm – 6:30pm Post-talk for Algebraic Geometers

Saturday, October 27, 2012

8:30am – 9:00am Conference registration (breakfast pastries & coffee will be served)

9:00am – 10:00am Hee Oh (Brown University) Ergodic Theory and Rational Points on Homogeneous Varieties

10:00am – 10:30am Morning break (refreshments will be served)

10:30am – 11:00am Pre-talk (Graduate students only)

11:00am – 12:00pm Angelo Vistoli (Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa) The Fundamental Gerbe of a Curve and the Section Conjecture

12:00pm – 1:15pm Lunch break (Bag lunches will be served) and Poster Session (abstracts and PDF links)

1:15pm – 1:45pm Pre-talk (Graduate students only)

1:45pm – 2:45pm Daniel Huybrechts (Universität Bonn) Cycles on K3 Surfaces

2:45pm – 3:00pm short break

3:00pm – 4:00pm Cathy O’Neil (New York) How Math is Used Outside of Academia

4:00pm – 4:30pm Afternoon break (refreshments will be served)

4:30pm – 5:30pm Christian Schnell (Stony Brook University) From the Generic Vanishing Theorem to D-Modules

7:00pm Banquet Dinner at the Biltmore Hotel, Providence, RI

Sunday, October 28, 2012

8:30am – 9:00am Breakfast pastries and coffee will be served

9:00am – 10:00am Melody Chan (Harvard University) From Algebraic to Tropical Curves

10:00am – 10:30am Morning break (refreshments will be served)

10:30am – 11:30am Dmitry Arinkin (University of Wisconsin at Madison) Singular Support of Coherent Sheaves

11:30am – 11:45am Short break

11:45am – 12:45pm Frédéric Campana (Université Nancy) The Geometry of Orbifold Pairs and Birational Classification

Abstracts: follow the link.

Please view the poster for this workshop created by Lori Nascimento

Conference locations (see reference map):

Conference Space

All lectures were held in the Brown University List Art Building, Room 120 located at 64 College Street, Providence, Rhode Island.

(You can visit the Bell Art Gallery).

Hotel Information

Rooms have been blocked for AGNES at the Courtyard at the Marriott in Downtown Providence and at the Wyndham on the waterfront (more info about the hotels is listed below). There is no need to call for reservations. Please inform us through the AGNES registration form if you will need a hotel room. Upon check-in at the hotel, please let them know that you are with the AGNES group. Guests receive complimentary internet wireless service at the hotel; breakfast is not included but can be purchased in nearby locations.

Courtyard at the Marriott

32 Exchange Terrace

Providence, RI 02903

Phone: 401-272-1191

Click here for directions

Wyndham Garden Providence

220 India Street

Providence, RI 02903

Click here for directions

Banquet Information

The Banquet was held on October 27, 2012 at 7:00pm at the Providence Biltmore Hotel's Garden Room. 11 Dorrance Street, Providence, Rhode Island. Just a short walk from the Courtyard at the Marriott where the hotel rooms were held. Please click here for directions to the Biltmore.

More Information about Providence


Here is a list of a few restaurants located on Thayer Street near campus and the conference that you may be interested in. There are many more.

Here is a list of a few restaurants in Downtown Providence nearer the hotel.


Note: the best way to get from the Courtyard Hotel to the lectures is (usually) on foot.

Kennedy Plaza is located across the street from the Courtyard at the Marriott.

Most inter-city bus lines stop here (Peter Pan, Megabus) as well as the airport bus.

RIPTA City Buses: click here for a list of buses that travel from the station and up to the east side of Providence (where the conference will be held) and back. Click here for bus fare information.

Providence Train Station - Click here to view the MBTA schedule, and here for Amtrak.

Air travel: the T. F. Green airport serves many major locations. Alternatively, one can arrive at Boston's Logan airport and take bus or train.

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