Philadelphia-2015

The second annual Mid-Atlantic Algebra, Geometry, and Combinatorics (MAAGC) Workshop will take place Friday and Saturday, April 24-25, 2015, 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 try to meet the target registration deadline of April 15, 2015. The registration page also includes a brief application to participate in the poster session. 

Confirmed Speakers:

Angela Gibney (U. Georgia)
Mark Shimozono (Virginia Tech)
Eric Sommers (U. Mass Amherst)
Alex Yong (U. Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

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

Scientific Committee:
Jonah Blasiak (Drexel), Linda Chen (Swarthmore), Jim Haglund (UPenn), Elizabeth Milicevic (Haverford), Jennifer Morse (Drexel), Greta Panova (U Penn).

Schedule:

Friday, April 24, 2015 (Papadakis Integrated Sciences Building, Room 108)

 4:00pm-5:00pm Weekly CAGE Seminar (special day)
 Mark Shimozono: Elliptic Hall algebra via symmetric function operators


Saturday, April 25, 2015 (Papadakis Integrated Sciences Building, Room 106):

 9:00-9:30am    Registration and coffee
 9:30-10:30am    Alexander Yong: Combinatorics and geometry of symmetric orbit closures
 10:30-11:00am Break
 11:00-11:45am Panel: Financial Freedom: How (Not) to Get Grants
        Angela Gibney (U Georgia),
        Eric Sommers (U Mass Amherst, former NSF program director)
        Alex Yong (UIUC)
 Moderated by Linda Chen (Swarthmore, former NSF program director)
 11:45am-1:30pm Lunch break
 1:30pm-2:30pm Angela Gibney: Vector bundles of conformal blocks on the moduli space of curves
 2:30pm-3:00pm Break
 3:00pm-4:00pm Eric Sommers: On exterior powers of the reflection representation of a Weyl group
 4:05pm-5:30pm   Poster session / reception


Panel: There will be a 45-minute panel discussion titled 
Financial Freedom: How (Not) to Get Grants. This professional development event is intended for all participants: students, postdocs and faculty. 

Posters: An application to participate in the poster session can be 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: Club Quarters rooms can be booked with special rate code PENN. Other hotels can be booked using Kayak, Hotwire, Priceline, and other online search engines.