Workshop on Connections Between Algebra and Geometry
University of Regina
May 29-June 1, 2012

Photo courtesy of University of Regina Photography Department

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The workshop has concluded. Thanks to all the participants for such an enthusiastic workshop! Thanks also to the funding agencies and to the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Regina for all the support.

We have posted some photos taken by Brian Harbourne and Allan Herman.

Commutative Algebra is an extremely vibrant field of mathematical research, with connections to many other disciplines. It began with work of Hilbert in the 1890s and developed with the work of Emmy Noether in the 1920s and Oscar Zariski in the 1930s. Its roots in Algebraic Geometry continue to supply problems and intuition for research on commutative rings. For example, sophisticated geometric techniques from intersection theory have been adapted and used to answer major open questions in Commutative Algebra. Paul Roberts' 1987 proof of the New Intersection Theorem illustrates this beautifully.

This workshop will focus on the two-way traffic between Geometry and Commutative Algebra. It will consist of three courses, each on foundations, current research, and open problems in Commutative Algebra and Geometry:

  1. Differential Graded Commutative Algebra,
  2. Secant Varieties, and
  3. Fat Points and Symbolic Powers.
Each course will have daily lectures and problem sessions where participants come together to discuss background material, exercises, and possible research problems. The workshop will provide a focused venue for graduate students, recent Ph.D.'s, and established researchers to enrich their background on diverse aspects of the disciplines, to learn about recent developments, and to establish connections with other researchers.

This workshop is being held in conjunction with the CMS Summer Meeting June 2-4, 2012 at the University of Regina.

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Last update: 01 June 2012