Graduate Workshop in Algebraic Geometry

for Women and Mathematicians of Minority Genders

A workshop to be held at Harvard and MIT on February 17-18 2018


Jennifer Balakrishnan, Boston University

Melody Chan, Brown University

Angela Gibney, Rutgers University

Brooke Ullery, Harvard University


Each day of the workshop will involve

  • Morning session: two 90-minute mini-courses, which will be accessible to graduate students who have taken an introductory class in algebraic geometry.
  • Lunch session: 5-minute math talks by participants on a topic they find interesting. We encourage all participants to give a talk, even if they haven't begun research yet.
  • Afternoon session: concurrent TA-led sessions to work on concrete examples and open-ended problems contributed by the speakers.

On Saturday evening there will also be an informal professional development discussion over dinner.

Funding and Registration

There will be a limited amount of funding for participants outside the greater Boston area. We expect to be able to provide partial travel support for some participants from within the United States. Accommodation for funded participants will be arranged by the organizers for the nights of Friday, February 17, and Saturday, February 18.

Funding will be allotted with preference to graduate students in the early years.

We would like to especially solicit applications for funding from mathematicians from under-represented groups and students at smaller schools.

Registration Form

If applying for funding, the deadline for registration is November 13, 2017. Otherwise, the deadline for registration is February 1, 2018.

Funding decisions will be communicated by December 1, 2017.



Practical Information

Activities on Saturday February 17th will be held in the Simons Building (building 2) at MIT. See this page for information on getting to the Simons Building, as well as the interactive MIT campus map here. Activities on Sunday February 18th will be held in the Science Center at Harvard University. See this page for information on getting to the Science Center.

Accommodations for funded participants will be arranged by the organizers after funding decisions have been made. If you are arranging your own accommodations for the workshop, we suggest looking into Hosteling International Boston (bed in a shared room), the Porter Square Hotel, and Airbnb for affordable options.

Organized by Rohini Ramadas and Isabel Vogt

Faculty Sponsor: Gigiola Staffilani

Photo by Lstrong2k at English Wikipedia [CC BY-SA 1.0]