The Women in Commutative Algebra (WICA) 2019 workshop will take place from October 20-25, 2019 at the Banff International Research Station (BIRS) in Banff, Alberta, Canada. The workshop will run from Monday morning to mid-day the following Friday; BIRS expects participants to arrive in the afternoon or evening of the Sunday and to depart on Friday afternoon. BIRS will provide lodging and meals for all participants, and the organizers plan to apply for external funding that may provide travel support.
Forty-two women researchers will collaborate in small groups on cutting edge topics in commutative algebra. The participants will range from early-career mathematicians to senior leaders in the field. All participants should hold their Ph.D. by October 2019.
The major goal of this workshop is to advance commutative algebra by producing first-rate research of broad interest. In addition, the workshop will also promote, and develop, research networks among women algebraists. Please look here for more information on an emerging network of women in commutative algebra.
Workshop participants will work in small groups. Each group will have a dedicated topic, and be led by a pair of experts in the area. Tentative topics and group leaders appear below.
- Combinatorics and rings of differential operators.
- Christine Berkesch, University of Minnesota
- Laura Matusevich, Texas A&M University
- Methods in prime characteristic.
- Karen Smith, University of Michigan
- Emily Witt, University of Kansas
- Combinatorial commutative algebra.
- Sara Faridi, Dalhousie University
- Susan Morey, Texas State University
- Rees algebras.
- Elisa Gorla, Université de Neuchâtel
- Claudia Polini, University of Notre Dame
- Finite resolutions and complexes.
- Claudia Miller, Syracuse University
- Alexandra Seceleanu, University of Nebraska
- Tropical commutative algebra.
- Diane Maclagan, University of Warwick
- Josephine Yu, Georgia Institute of Technology