Texas algebraic geometry seminar

All talks are in Herman Brown 227.


If you arrive before 5PM, please register with Bonnie Hausman in Herman Brown 214.

5:00-5:30 Registration, just outside Herman Brown hall

5:30-7:00 Barbecue dinner, just outside Herman Brown hall

7:00-8:00 Christopher Hacon, University of Utah
The Higher Dimensional Sarkisov Program


8:30-9:30 Continental breakfast, Herman Brown 438

9:30-10:30 Alexander Polishchuk, University of Oregon
Chow rings of the symmetric powers/Jacobian of a curve

11:00-12:00 Maxim Vybornov
Grassmannians, IC-modules and knots

12:00-2:00 lunch

2:00-3:00 Andrei Caldararu, University of Wisconsin
Non-flat base change and spaces of paths

3:00-3:30 Coffee break, Herman Brown 438

3:30-4:30 Claire Voisin, Jussieu/IHES
Rationally connected 3-folds and symplectic geometry

5:00-6:00 Michael Thaddeus, Columbia
Mirror symmetry for tori modulo finite groups

7:00-9:00 dinner at Thai Spice Restaurant, 5117 Kelvin, (713) 522 5100


8:30-9:30 Continental breakfast, Herman Brown 438

9:30-10:30 Prakash Belkale, University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill)
Rigid local systems and the quantum cohomology of the Grassmannian

11:00-12:00 Valery Alexeev, University of Georgia
Weighted hyperplane arrangements