Stony Brook 2014
The Spring 2014 workshop will take place April 25-27, 2014, at Stony Brook.
Registration: the March 15 deadline has already passed.
The conference is funded by the NSF and Stony Brook Algebraic Geometry Fund.
The conference site is generously provided by the Simons Center for Geometry and Physics.
Past participants: please fill our feedback form!
Sándor Kovács (University of Washington) Higher Direct Images of Logarithmic Canonical Sheaves.
Zsolt Patakfalvi (Princeton University) On Subadditivity of Kodaira Dimension in Positive Characteristic.
Michael Thaddeus (Columbia University) The Universal Implosion and the Multiplicative Horn Problem.
Abstracts: Please find abstracts here.
Video and Slides: As they become available, video and slides from lectures will be uploaded to the abstracts page.
Schedule: All lectures will be in the SCGP Auditorium 103.
Friday, April 25
3:30pm - 4:30pm
4:30pm - 5:00pm
5:00pm - 6:00pm
Saturday, April 26
Sunday, April 27
Poster: Please have a look at the conference poster.
Panel on undergraduate research: There will be a panel discussion, led by Sam Payne, Jessica Sidman and Jenia Tevelev, on the theme of undergraduate research in mathematics. This professional development event is intended for all participants: students, postdocs and faculty.
Financial support: We will try to cover travel costs for everyone (excluding air fares), with preference given to junior participants. We encourage participants from the same institution to carpool to reduce travel costs. Graduate students who are applying for the first time should ask their advisor to send a short email of support (one paragraph) to one of the organizers.
Wireless Internet Access: Wireless internet access in the Simons Center for Geometry and Physics, and most buildings on campus, is available via Wolfienet Guest. No authentication is required. Additional wireless access is available in the Math Department Common Room, Math Tower 4-125; information on this wireless network is available in the common room.
Conference Hotel: Most participants will be staying at the Hilton Garden Inn on Stony Brook campus, an easy walking distance from the conference venue. Some participants will be staying the Holiday Inn Express Stony Brook hotel. The Holiday Inn Express does have a shuttle service to campus; participants are encouraged to ask about the shuttle service at check-in.
Parking: The main parking lot on Stony Brook's campus available for conference participants is the "H lot"; the large lot near the Earth and Space Sciences building. It is in the middle of the right side of B4 on the following parking map. Parking in this lot is free and permitted to all on Friday after 4pm and all day Saturday and Sunday. There are also a limited number of spots available in the parking lot immediately adjoining the Simons Center for Geometry and Physics, which requires an access code for entry. Please contact the organizers if you are interested in parking in one of these spots.
Google Map: The following Google Map shows the locations of the Simons Center for Geometry and Physics, the Hilton Garden Inn on the Stony Brook campus, the Long Island Rail Road station in Stony Brook, and the ferry terminal in Port Jefferson.
Nearby Restaurants: Here is a Google Map showing restaurants near the SCGP: the nearest are Green Cactus Grill, Centara Thai Cuisine and The Station Pizza. A bit farther, a local favorite is Mirabelle.
Banquet: The banquet will be held on Saturday evening, details to be announced shortly.
About AGNES: AGNES is a series of weekend workshops in algebraic geometry. One of our goals is to introduce graduate students to a broad spectrum of current research in algebraic geometry. AGNES is held twice a year at participating universities in the Northeast.
Scientific committee: Dan Abramovich (Brown), Joe Harris (Harvard), Aise Johan de Jong (Columbia), Mikhail Kapranov (Yale), János Kollár (Princeton), Robert Lazarsfeld (Stony Brook University), James McKernan (MIT).
Organizing committee: Dan Abramovich (Brown), Alexander Braverman (Brown), Dawei Chen (Boston College), Ron Donagi (UPenn), Maksym Fedorchuk (Boston College), Antonella Grassi (UPenn), Sam Grushevsky (Stony Brook), Paul Hacking (UMass Amherst), Mikhail Kapranov (Yale), Radu Laza (Stony Brook), Alina Marian (Northeastern), Stephen Lichtenbaum (Brown), Tony Pantev (UPenn), Sam Payne (Yale), Jason Starr (Stony Brook), Jenia Tevelev (UMass Amherst).
List of participants: Please see the list of participants here.