Apprenticeship Weeks

Early-career mathematicians—those who are close to finishing their doctorates or have recently finished—are invited to a fortnight of apprenticeship in combinatorial algebraic geometry. For an intense two weeks (21 August 2016—3 September 2016), we will get our hands dirty exploring new problems and keep our computers spinning with many calculations. Led by Bernd Sturmfels, participants will learn new skills of the trade, networks with peers, and practice their craft.

Funded Apprentices

Corey Harris
Kalina Mincheva
Julie Rana
John Wiltshire-Gordon

Schedule

Monday, 22 August 2016
Fields 210
09:00—09:30  Introduction to Today’s Theme: Curves
09:30—11:15 Working on exercises
11:15—12:15 Solutions to exercises
12:15—14:00 Lunch
14:00—14:30 Dividing into research teams
14:30—17:00 Team work on projects
17:00—18:00 Teams present findings
 
Tuesday, 23 August 2016
Bahen 2135
09:00—12:00 Software discussion
 
Wednesday, 24 August 2016
Fields 210
09:00—09:30  Introduction to Today’s Theme: Surfaces
09:30—11:15 Working on exercises
11:15—12:15 Solutions to exercises
12:15—14:00 Lunch
14:00—14:30 Dividing into research teams
14:30—17:00 Team work on projects
17:00—18:00 Teams present findings
 
Thursday, 25 August 2016
Fields 210
09:00—12:00 The 19th Century discussion
 
Friday, 26 August 2016
Fields 210
09:00—09:30  Introduction to Today’s Theme:
Grassmannians
09:30—11:15 Working on exercises
11:15—12:15 Solutions to exercises
12:15—14:00 Lunch
14:00—14:30 Dividing into research teams
14:30—17:00 Team work on projects
17:00—18:00 Teams present findings
 
Monday, 29 August 2016
Fields JSL
09:00—09:30  Introduction to Today’s Theme: Convexity
09:30—11:15 Working on exercises
11:15—12:15 Solutions to exercises
12:15—14:00 Lunch
14:00—14:30 Dividing into research teams
14:30—17:00 Team work on projects
17:00—18:00 Teams present findings
 
Tuesday, 30 August 2016
Fields JSL
09:00—12:00 Applications discussion
Sample references
 
Wednesday, 31 August 2016
Fields JSL
09:00—09:30  Introduction to Today’s Theme: Abelian Combinatorics
09:30—11:15 Working on exercises
11:15—12:15 Solutions to exercises
12:15—14:00 Lunch
14:00—14:30 Dividing into research teams
14:30—17:00 Team work on projects
17:00—18:00 Teams present findings
 
Thursday, 01 September 2016
Fields JSL
09:00—12:00 The early 20th century discussion
 
Friday, 02 September 2016
Fields JSL
09:00—09:30  Introduction to Today’s Theme: Parameters and Moduli
09:30—11:15 Working on exercises
11:15—12:15 Solutions to exercises
12:15—14:00 Lunch
14:00—14:30 Dividing into research teams
14:30—17:00 Team work on projects
17:00—18:00 Teams present findings

Registration

If you are interested in participating in these activities at the Fields Institute, then please email combalggeom@gmail.com by Monday, 1 August 2016. This activity is organized in partnership with the Clay Mathematics Institute.

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