Announcement (March 10, 2020):  In conjunction with the cancellation of the AMS Spring Southeastern Sectional Meeting in Charlottesville, MAAGC 2020 has also been cancelled. The AMS is reimbursing paid registration fees. Send your request for reimbursement to mmsb@ams.org.


The seventh annual Mid-Atlantic Algebra, Geometry, and Combinatorics (MAAGC) Workshop will take place March 13 -- 15, 2020 at the University of Virginia.

All talks and the panel will take place in Monroe Hall 124 located at 248 McCormick Rd Charlottesville, VA located across McCormick road from the West side of the Ampitheater. The poster session will take place in Kerchof Hall Rooms 314 and 317 located at 141 Cabell Dr Charlottesville, VA, a short walk away from Minor Hall.

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 National Science Foundation grant DMS-1728937 and a Mellon Tri-College Roots Grant.

RegistrationPlease register here; it 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. (Optional: Please fill in this form if you would like to join MAAGC Google group or if you want to find a roommate during the workshop.)

Financial support:
  There is limited funding for regional travel and housing, especially for junior participants participating in the poster session. Register by February 1, 2020 
to receive full consideration for funding for travel and housing. Some funds for childcare are available -- please contact the organizers as soon as possible if childcare is requested.

Speakers:

Jonah Blasiak (Drexel University)
Linda Chen (Swarthmore College)
Rosa Orellana (Dartmouth College)
Anne Schilling (UC Davis)

Organizing Committee:  Linda Chen (Swarthmore), Sarah Mason (Wake Forest), Elizabeth Milićević (Haverford), Jennifer Morse (UVA), Amy Myers (Bryn Mawr), Anna Pun (UVA), George Seelinger (UVA).

Scientific Committee: Alexander Diaz-Lopez (Villanova), Jim Haglund (UPenn), Sarah Mason (Wake Forest), Elizabeth Milićević (Haverford), Jennifer Morse (UVA).

Special session of the AMS:  This year, the workshop will be organized around the AMS Southeastern Section Meeting Special Session on Recent Combinatorial Advances In Representation Theory and Algebraic Geometry. The talks are listed below, along with MAAGC events. 

Schedule:
Friday, March 13 (Monroe Hall 124, Charlottesville, VA):
 2:00-2:45pm
 (MAAGC) Linda Chen: Degeneracy loci, Brill-Noether theory, and tableau formulas
 3:00-3:20pm Martha Yip: Chromatic symmetric homology for graphs: some new developments
 3:30-3:50pm Martha Precup: Hessenberg varieties and the Stanley-Stembridge conjecture
 4:00-6:00pm  (MAAGC) Poster Session (Kerchof 314 & 317)

Saturday, March 14 (Monroe Hall 124, Charlottesville, VA):
 8:30-9:15am  (MAAGC) Rosa C Orellana: An insertion algorithm on multiset partitions with applications to diagram algebras
 9:30-9:50am Mike Zabrocki: Representations of a multiset partition algebra and Kronecker coefficients
 10:00-10:45am  (MAAGC) Panel: Small talk on giving great talks
 Panelists: Maria Gillespie, Helen Grundman, Greg Warrington
 Moderated by Amy Myers
 3:00-3:45pm  (MAAGC) Jonah Blasiak: Catalan functions and k-Schur positivity
 4:00-4:20pm Greg Warrington: Abacus histories and creation operators
 4:30-4:50pm Andy Wilson: Vandermondes in superspace

Sunday, March 15 (Monroe Hall 124 Charlottesville, VA):
 9:00-9:50am (MAAGC) Anne Schilling: Mixing times for finite Markov chains
 10:00-10:20am  Susanna D Fishel: Quasisymmetric functions in superspace
 10:30-10:50am  Luc Lapointe: Positivity conjectures for non-symmetric Macdonald polynomials
 11:00-11:20am  Aaron Lauve: Powersums in the Hopf Algebra of Quasisymmetric Functions
 11:30-11:50am  Olya Mandelshtam: Compact formulas for Macdonald polynomials via the exclusion process

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 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.

Hotel, Location, and Directions: Book your hotel early since Charlottesville hotels fill up quickly. The ideal location is Main St. W (such as Graduate Hotel, Hampton Inn & Suites, and Courtyard by Marriot). Here is a list of hotels (including special rates negotiated by the AMS) with information about directions and other local information. If you need to find a roommate, please fill in this form.

AMS meeting: Other events at the the AMS Southeast Sectional Meeting may be of interest, including plenary lectures as well as talks in the Special Session on Combinatorics Related to Geometry and Representation Theory (organized by Rebecca Goldin and Heather Russell).