The fifth annual Mid-Atlantic Algebra, Geometry, and Combinatorics (MAAGC) Workshop will take place Friday and Saturday, April 27-28 2018, in the Gerri C. Lebow Hall at Drexel University. Lebow Hall is located at 3220 Market Street 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.  Please include a tentative poster title during registration if you wish to be considered.

Financial support:
  There is funding for regional travel and housing, especially for junior participants participating in the poster session. Register by March 20 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:

Sylvie Corteel (CNRS, LIAFA, Université Denis Diderot - Paris 7)
Allen Knutson (Cornell)
Monica Vazirani (UC Davis)

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

Schedule: (Click here for title and abstracts.)

Friday, April 27 (Gerri C. LeBow Hall, Room 031):

 3:30pm-4:30pm Friday arrival lecture (and special weekly CAGE Seminar):
 Franco Saliola: 
A Murnaghan-Nakayama rule for quantum cohomology of the flag manifold

Saturday, April 28 (Gerri C. LeBow Hall, Room 033):

 9:00-9:30am    Registration and coffee
 9:30-10:30am    Allen Knutson: Schubert calculus, scattering amplitudes, and cotangent bundles
 10:30-11:00am Break
 11:00-11:45am When to say yes and how to say no!
 Panelists: Jonah Blasiak (Drexel), Zajj Daugherty (CCNY), Monica Vazirani (UC Davis)
 Moderated by Elizabeth Milićević
 11:45am-1:30pm Lunch break
 1:30pm-2:30pm Sylvie Corteel: Lecture Hall Tableaux
 2:30pm-3:00pm Break
 3:00pm-4:00pm Monica Vazirani: A Schur-Weyl-like construction of the rectangular DAHA representation
 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.

HotelA block of rooms will be reserved at Club Quarters in Center City, which is within walking distance of the workshop.  Reference group code MAA427 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, specify whether you would like a "Club Room" (1 queen bed for $147.00) or a "Standard Room" (either 1 queen or 2 twin beds for $162); 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.  The hotel block will be released on March 27, so make sure to place your reservation early.