Philadelphia-2014

The inaugural workshop will take place Saturday, May 3, 2014 in the Papadakis Integrated Sciences Building (PISB) at Drexel University, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. PISB is located on the northeast corner of 33rd and Chestnut Streets. Here is a google map. Also see this webpage for information on directions, parking, and maps.

The MAAGC Workshop aims to bring together senior researchers and junior mathematicians from the region to exchange ideas and forge collaborations in algebraic geometry and algebraic combinatorics.

Registration: please register here. Registration is free, but for planning purposes (space and refreshments), please meet the target registration deadline of April 21, 2014. The registration page also includes an application to participate in the poster session.

Confirmed Speakers:

Sam Payne (Yale)
John Stembridge (Michigan)
Julianna Tymoczko (Smith)

Organizing Committee: Elizabeth Beazley (Haverford), Linda Chen (Swarthmore), Ryan Kaliszewski (Drexel), Amy Myers (Bryn Mawr).

Scientific Committee: Elizabeth Beazley (Haverford), Linda Chen (Swarthmore), Jim Haglund (UPenn), Jennifer Morse (Drexel).

Schedule:

Saturday, May 3, 2014 (Papadakis Integrated Sciences Building, Room 106)

 9:00-9:30am    Registration and coffee
 9:30-10:30am    Sam Payne: Brill-Noether theory on graphs
 10:30-11:00am    Break
 11:00-11:45am Panel: 7 Habits of Highly Effective Mathematicians
 11:45am-1:30pm Lunch break
 1:30pm-2:30pm John Stembridge: Generalized stability of Kronecker coefficients
 2:30pm-3:00pm Break
 3:00pm-4:00pm Julianna Tymoczko: Splines in geometry and combinatorics
 4:05pm-5:30pm   Poster session / reception

In addition, there is a Philadelphia Combinatorics and Algebraic Geometry (CAGE) seminar talk on Friday, May 2. The speaker is Mike Zabrocki (York).

Friday, May 2
(Papadakis Integrated Sciences Building, Room 108):

 2:30-3:30pm Mike Zabrocki: Schur analogues in non-commutative symmetric functions

Panel: There will be a 45-minute panel discussion. This professional development event is intended for all participants: students, postdocs and faculty. The panel is titled "7 Habits of Highly Effective Mathematicians".

Posters: An application to participate in the poster session is found on the registration page.

Financial support:  There is limited funding, mostly for junior participants, provided by the Mellon Foundation through a Tri-College Seed Grant. Some funds for childcare are available: please contact the organizers as soon as possible if childcare is requested.

Location and Directions: Drexel University is located adjacent to Philadelphia's 30th Street Station served by Amtrak and SEPTA. The Papadakis Integrated Sciences Building is on the northeast corner of 33rd and Chestnut Streets. For directions to the building, here is a google map. Also see this webpage for information on directions, parking, and maps.

Hotel: A block of rooms is being held at Club Quarters. Rooms may be reserved by calling Club Quarters Member Services. Member Services can be reached at 203.905.2100 from Mon.-Fri. 7a-11p; Sat. 9a-5p and Sun. 10a-6p (EST). Please provide the Group Code: UPN502 when booking. After the cut-off date of April 2, reservations will be taken on a first-come, first-serve basis. Other hotels can be booked using Kayak, Hotwire, Priceline, and other online search engines.