COW seminarCambridge, Oxford or Warwick. Meetings, of which there are several every term, are now also regularly held in Bath and London (Imperial College) and occasionally in other places.
The COW seminar is funded by the London Mathematical Society. The funds are held at Bath. To claim your travel expenses you have to fill in a Bath travel claim form (the word COW should appear prominently) and post it to Finance Secretary, Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Bath, Bath BA2 7AY.
COW welcomes GAeL
GAeL XXV is taking place in Bath, 26th-30th June 2017.
Next meetingAprès-GAeL COW and Calf, Warwick, Monday 3rd and Tuesday 4th July 2017
Monday 3rd July 2017 (Calf)
11:00 Sara Lamboglia (Warwick): Degenerations via tropical geometry
2:00 Maksymilian Grab (Warsaw): Crepant resolutions of 3-dimensional quotient singularities via Cox rings
3:10 Lawrence Barrott (Cambridge): Quirks of log geometry
4:30 Josh Jackson (Oxford): Moduli spaces of unstable curves
5:00 Aurelio Carlucci (Oxford): Moduli spaces of stable pairs on the resolved conifold
Tuesday 4th July 2017 (Calf)
10:00 Paolo Tripoli (Warwick): Tropical Chow hypersurfaces
11:30 Claudio Onorati (Bath): Monodromy of irreducible holomorphic symplectic manifolds of type OGr10
Tuesday 4th July 2017 (COW)
1:30 Isabel Stenger (Kaiserslautern): Constructing torsion-free Godeaux surfaces
4:00 Alan Thompson (Cambridge): Mirror symmetry for lattice polarized del Pezzo surfaces
||Social programme Lunch in the Common Room both days. Other decisions to be made by those present.|
Future meetingsThere will be an après-GAeL meeting in Warwick following on from GAeL XXV in Bath.
Sources of information
Details of COW activities are usually circulated by e-mail. UK
mathematicians, including research students, interested in algebraic
geometry in the wide sense may (and probably should) subscribe to the
mailing lists. To do so, you go to
and follow the instructions there.
- The erstwhile European algebraic geometry network EAGER still exists in the form of a useful electronic mailing list called eager-gen, which you may wish to join.
- The London topology and geometry seminar also runs a mailing list. To join it, email "subscribe" to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- A vital resource for all geometers is the e-print server arXiv. For algebraic geometry math.AG is the most important category but some other categories are also relevant.
- Après-GAeL: see above, or the local schedule
- Higher Dimensional Birational Geometry, in honour of Professor Shigefumi Mori, takes place in Warwick on July 14th-15th.
- Links to future events and related algebraic geometry sites are sometimes collected at a central location.
- The northern equivalent of COW is GLEN, which meets in Glasgow, Liverpool, Edinburgh and Newcastle. The midlands equivalent of COW is EmSG, which meets in Nottingham, Loughborough, Leicester and Sheffield. Do not be confused by one of the COW's LMS official supporters being at Loughborough, nor by EmSG's webpage being in Sydney.
- A more local but even less specific seminar is the London Topology and Geometry Seminar, also known as G&T.
- The Calf is a seminar organised by and for graduate students in geometry.
Bath, Thursday 17th November 2016
2:30 Nathan Broomhead (Plymouth): Thick subcategories, arc-collections and mutation
4:15 Liana Heuberger (London): Del Pezzo surfaces with 1/3(1,1) singularities
5:15 Enrico Fatighenti (Warwick): Grassmannians and surfaces of general type
2CinC: Cow and Calf in Cardiff, 23rd and 24th February 2017
Thursday 23rd February 2017
2:00 Domenico Fiorenza (Rome): Formal Abel-Jacobi maps
3:30 Elana Kalashnikov (London): Fano fourfolds in quiver flag varieties
4:15 Roberto Laface (Hannover): Picard numbers of abelian varieties
5:00 Alastair Craw (Bath): Multigraded linear series and special McKay
Friday 24th February 2017
10:00 Anna Barbieri (Sheffield): A Frobenius type structure from stability data
10:45 Jason Van Zelm (Liverpool): Nontautological bielliptic cycles
11:30 Hamid Ahmadinezhad (Loughborough): Birational behaviour of singular Fano 3-folds
14:00 Rory Potter (Sheffield): Semi-orthogonal decompositions of equivariant derived categories of surfaces of general type
14:45 Sara Muhvić (Warwick): Hypersurface quotient 4-fold singularities and their resolutions
15:30 Roberto Fringuelli (Edinburgh): The Picard group of the universal moduli space of vector bundles on stable curves
16:15 Sjoerd Beentjes (Edinburgh): Crepant resolutions and Donaldson-Thomas invariants
17:00 Elisa Postinghel (Loughborough): Mori dream Spaces, tropical compactifications and Minkowski bases
- Thursday 23rd February 2017
Oxford, Thursday 9th March 2017
1:30 Jared Ongaro (Nairobi), conversation about developing algebraic geometry in Kenya
2:30 Barbara Bolognese (Sheffield): Strange duality on abelian surfaces
4:00 Davesh Maulik (MIT): Gopakumar-Vafa invariants via vanishing cycles
London, Thursday 15th June 2017
2:00 Timothy Logvinenko (Cardiff): P-functors and cyclic covers
3:30 Susan Sierra (Edinburgh): The birational geometry of noncommutative projective surfaces
Historic COWs: 1995-96; 1996-97; 1997-98; 1998-99; 1999-2000; 2000-01; 2001-02; 2002-03; 2003-04; 2004-05; 2005-06; 2006-07; 2007-08; 2008-09; 2009-10; 2010-11; 2011-12; 2012-13; 2013-14; 2014-15; 2015-16.
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