Workshop on computing F-invariants

Goals:  A conference to be held at the University of Michigan, in May 2012.  The conference will be focused on computational aspects of F-singularities and related numerical invariants (such as Hilbert-Kunz multiplicity and F-thresholds).

We plan to have short lecture series on the following topics:
  • Computation of tight closure -- Holger Brenner
  • F-signature and Hilbert-Kunz multiplicity -- Craig Huneke and Paul Monsky
  • Test ideals and F-jumping numbers -- Karen Smith and Daniel Hernandez
Additionally, there will be research talks on various subjects related to this conference.

Registration and funding:  Click on Conference Registration to register.  We have some funding available for participants.  Furthermore, women, minorities, and members of other underrepresented groups are particularly encouraged to register and apply for funding.  The DEADLINE for applying for funding is March 1st, 2012.

Partial funding is provided by the National Science Foundation DMS #1160927 Any opinions, findings and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation (NSF).  Additional funding provided by NSF grant, RTG #094383.  Other funding provided by Penn State University.

Banquet:  There will be a banquet on Thursday May 31st at 6:15pm at The Blue Nile, an Ethiopian restaurant in Ann Arbor.  The cost will be about $19 per person ($24 after tax and tip).  We will try to help cover some of the cost for younger participants depending on the availability of funds.

Organizers:  Karl Schwede (Penn State University), Kevin Tucker (Princeton University), Wenliang Zhang (University of Michigan)

Local organizers: Linquan Ma, Luis Nunez-Betancourt, Juan Perez (University of Michigan)

Dates: May 29th (starting after noon) through June 1st, 2012 (ending by 1:00pm).