Philadelphia-2017

The fourth annual Mid-Atlantic Algebra, Geometry, and Combinatorics (MAAGC) Workshop will take place Friday and Saturday, May 5-6, 2017 at Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 

The MAAGC Workshop aims to bring together senior researchers and junior mathematicians from the region to exchange ideas and forge collaborations in algebra, geometry, and combinatorics. The conference is funded by the National Science Foundation grant DMS-1728937 and by a Mellon Tri-College Roots Grant.

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. 

Financial support:
  There is funding for regional travel and housing, especially for junior participants participating in the poster session. Please register by April 7, 2017 to be considered for funding for travel and housing. Some funds for childcare are available - please contact the organizers as soon as possible if childcare is requested. 

Confirmed Speakers:

Sara Billey (Washington)
Melody Chan (Brown)
Sergey Fomin (Michigan)
Lauren Williams (UC Berkeley)

Scientific Committee: Jonah Blasiak (Drexel), Linda Chen (Swarthmore), Jim Haglund (Penn), Elizabeth Milićević (Haverford), Amy Myers (Bryn Mawr), Jennifer Morse (Drexel), Greta Panova (Penn).

Schedule: (Click on title for abstracts.)

Friday, May 5 (Gerri C. LeBow Hall, Room 033):

 3:30pm-4:30pm Friday arrival lecture (and special weekly CAGE Seminar):
 Sergey Fomin: Noncommutative Schur functions


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

 9:00-9:30am    Registration and coffee
 9:30-10:30am    Lauren Williams: Combinatorics of the Amplituhedron
 10:30-11:00am Break
 11:00-11:45am Publish, Don't Perish (a panel on writing papers and navigating collaborations, from ideas through drafts and journal publication)
 Panelists: Sara Billey, Sergey Fomin, Greta Panova
 Moderated by Jennifer Morse
 11:45am-1:30pm Lunch break
 1:30pm-2:30pm Melody Chan: Young tableaux and the geometry of Brill-Noether varieties
 2:30pm-3:00pm Break
 3:00pm-4:00pm Sara Billey: Reduced words and a formula of Macdonald
 4:10pm-5:30pm   Poster Session (list of posters and presenters) / Reception


Panel: There will be a 45-minute panel discussion.
 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 will include a brief application to participate. For some excellent advice and several links to poster making resources (including templates), see this conference poster advice page.

Location and Directions: Drexel University is located adjacent to Philadelphia's 30th Street Station served by Amtrak and SEPTA. See this webpage for information on directions, parking, and maps.

Hotel: A block of rooms has been reserved at Club Quarters in Center City, which is within walking distance of Drexel. Reference group code HAV505 and click here to book online, call 203-905-2100, or email memberservices@clubquarters.com to reserve a room at the negotiated MAAGC rate. At the time of booking, please specify whether you would like a "Club Room" (1 queen bed for $142.00) or a "Standard Room" (either 1 queen or 2 twin beds for $156); each additional occupant is $18 and room preferences are subject to availability. Funded participants should make their own reservations and will be reimbursed for housing. If you wish to share a hotel room and you would like assistance finding a roommate, please indicate this on the registration form. The hotel block will be released on April 4, so make sure to place your reservation early.