Madison Moduli Weekend
The Madison Moduli Weekend (MMW) is a conference being held at the University of Wisconsin, Madison from the 27th to 29th of March, 2020. This conference aims to bring together a diverse group of people working on different aspects of various moduli spaces. Some themes that we hope to deal with include understanding moduli problems, arithmetic of moduli stacks, vector bundles on moduli spaces, among other things. The conference is targeted towards graduate students and early post-doctoral researchers. We are committed to promoting a welcoming and inclusive environment, and encourage members of underrepresented groups to apply.
This is a weekend conference with five plenary lectures (including a colloquium) and four short talks. The four short talks are preparatory talks for the plenary lectures and will be given by graduate students or early postdocs. Applications to give short talks can be found within the registration form. The short talks are a great opportunity for junior participants to learn background material for the plenary talks as well as to engage with the plenary lectures at a deeper level. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions about these.
The conference will also have short lightning talks (5-8 minutes, depending on the number of participants), and some contributed talks (20 minutes). We strongly encourage junior participants to give these talks. More details will be sent out closer to the conference.
Brandon Boggess, Jordan Ellenberg, Soumya Sankar.
We would also like to thank Andrei Caldararu and Daniel Erman for their invaluable help. This conference is partially supported by the RTG Grant of the NSF in Algebraic Geometry, Applied Algebra, and Number Theory at the University of Wisconsin.