Introductory Workshop: 15–19 August 2016

Organizers

Jim Bryan (UBC), Lucia Caporaso (Rome Tre), David A. Cox (Amherst College), Diane Maclagan (Warwick), and Jessica Sidman (Mount Holyoke).

Invited Speakers

Valery Alexeev (Georgia),
Angela Gibney (Georgia),
Megumi Harada (McMaster),
Milena Hering (Edinburgh),
Joel Kamnitzer (Toronto),
Allen Knutson (Cornell),
Sam Payne (Yale),
Gregory G. Smith (Queen’s),
David Speyer (Michigan),
Balázs Szendrői (Oxford).

Schedule

Monday, 15 August 2016
08:30—09:15 Registration
09:15—09:30 Welcome and Introduction
09:30—10:20  Toric varieties I
by Milena Hering
10:20—11:00 Break
11:00—11:50 Toric Degenerations and Moduli I
by Valery Alexeev
11:50—14:00 Lunch
14:00—14:50 Toric Degenerations and Moduli II
by Valery Alexeev
14:50—16:00 Break
16:00—16:50 Combinatorial aspects of the moduli space of curves I
by Angela Gibney
17:00— Reception
 
Tuesday, 16 August 2016
09:00—09:50 Tropical geometry of curves I
by Sam Payne
09:50—10:20 Break
10:20—11:10 Combinatorics of Hilbert schemes I
by Gregory G. Smith
11:10—11:30 Break
11:30—12:20 Schubert calculus I
by Allen Knutson
12:20—14:30 Lunch
14:30—15:20 Partition functions and threefolds I
by Balázs Szendrői
15:20—16:00 Break
16:00— Poster Blitz by
  Christin Bibby,
  David J. Bruce,
  Taylor Brysiewicz,
  Federico Castillo,
  Dan Corey,
  Balazs Elek,
  Naoki Fujita,
  Tatsuya Horiguchi,
  Joachim Jelisiejew,
  Yoav Len,
  Rohini Ramadas,
  Tif Shen,
  Robert Silversmith,
  Alexander Stathis,
  Robert Williams, and
  Martin Ulirsch.
 
Wednesday, 17 August 2016
09:00—09:50 An invitation to Newton–Okounkov bodies I
by Megumi Harada
09:50—10:20 Break
10:20—11:10 Combinatorics in geometric representation theory I
by Joel Kamnitzer
11:10—11:30 Break
11:30—12:20 Cluster algebras and varieties I
by David Speyer
12:20—13:45 Lunch
13:45— Excursion
 
Thursday, 18 August 2016
09:00—09:50 Partition functions and threefolds II
by Balázs Szendrői
09:50—10:20 Break
10:20—11:10 Schubert calculus II
by Allen Knutson
11:10—11:30 Break
11:30—12:20 Toric varieties II
by Milena Hering
12:20—14:30 Lunch
14:30—15:20 Combinatorial aspects of the moduli space of curves II
by Angela Gibney
15:20—16:00 Break
16:00—16:50 Combinatorics of Hilbert schemes II
by Gregory G. Smith
 
Friday, 19 August 2016
09:30—10:20 An invitation to Newton–Okounkov bodies I
by Megumi Harada
10:20—11:00 Break
11:00—11:50 Tropical geometry of curves II
by Sam Payne
11:50—14:30 Lunch
14:30—15:20 Combinatorics in geometric representation theory II
by Joel Kamnitzer
15:20—16:00 Break
16:00—16:50 Cluster algebras and varieties II
by David Speyer

Registration

Please register on the Fields Institute website by first selecting “Registration Form” and then selecting the “Introductory Workshop”. There is a registration fee of $25CAD. The deadline for applications for financial support was Friday, 27 May 2016.

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