Philadelphia-2016

The third annual Mid-Atlantic Algebra, Geometry, and Combinatorics (MAAGC) Workshop will take place Friday and Saturday, May 6-7, 2016 in the Gerri C. Lebow Hall at Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Lebow Hall is located at 3220 Market Street.

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 helpful for planning purposes (space and refreshments). Junior participants (undergraduate and graduate students as well as postdocs) are encouraged to participate in the poster session.

Confirmed Speakers:

Anders Buch (Rutgers)
Rebecca Goldin (George Mason)
Thomas Lam (Michigan)

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

Schedule: (Click on title for abstracts.)

Friday, May 6 (Gerri C. LeBow Hall, Room 033):

 3:30pm-4:30pm Early arrival lecture (and special weekly CAGE Seminar):
 Jim Haglund / Adriano Garsia:
 Some Outstanding open Problems for our new Problem Solvers


Saturday, May 7 (Gerri C. LeBow Hall, Room 033):

 9:00-9:30am    Registration and coffee
 9:30-10:30am    Thomas Lam: Dimers and canonical bases
 10:30-11:00am Break
 11:00-11:45am Looking for Jobs in All the Right Places (a panel on the academic job search)
    Rebecca Goldin (George Mason)
    Matt Hyatt (Pace)
    Liz Milicevic (Haverford)
    Jennifer Morse
 (Drexel)
 Moderated by Linda Chen (Swarthmore)
 11:45am-1:30pm Lunch break
 1:30pm-2:30pm Rebecca Goldin: Positivity in Schubert Calculus
 2:30pm-3:00pm Break
 3:00pm-4:00pm Anders Buch: Quantum K-theory of cominiscule flag varieties
 4:10pm-5:30pm   Poster Session (list of posters and presenters) / Reception


Panel: There will be a 45-minute panel discussion on the academic job search, titled Looking for Jobs in All the Right Places.
 This professional development event is intended for all participants as well as members of the regional mathematics community: students, postdocs and faculty. 

Posters: We encourage all students and postdocs to participate in the poster session. The registration page includes a brief application to participate. For some excellent advice and several links to poster making resources (including templates), see this conference poster advice page.

Financial support:  There is limited funding, mostly for regional travel and housing for junior participants participating in the poster session, 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. LeBow Hall is located at 3220 Market Street (entrance from the courtyard to the south). See this webpage for information on directions, parking, and maps.

Hotel: Rooms can be booked at Club Quarters Philadelphia with special rate code PENN. There are many nearby hotels that can be booked using Kayak, Hotwire, Priceline, and other online search engines.