WAGS / Spring '04


University of Utah
March 27 - 28, 2004


Confirmed Speakers:

About WAGS

The Western Algebraic Geometry Seminar traces back its origin to the Utah - UCLA Algebraic Geometry Seminar started in 1989 by H. Clemens, D. Gieseker, M. Green, J. Kollár, and R. Lazarsfeld. Later on, it became the Utah - UCLA - Chicago Algebraic Geometry Seminar.

The current participant institutions of WAGS include Colorado State University, Stanford University, the University of British Columbia, the University of California at Berkeley, the University of Utah, and the University of Washington. Support for the Seminar is provided by NSF and the participating institutions.

WAGS meets twice per year and congregates an international group of more than 50 mathematicians, from students to experts in the field of Algebraic Geometry. The last few meetings were: Fall '02 (Utah), Spring '03 (Stanford) and Fall '03 (Vancouver). The coming meetings are: Fall '04 (Colorado) and Spring '05 (Stanford).


All meetings will take place at the Department of Mathematics of the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. A campus map and building locator can be found here.

Saturday 27
Time Place Activity
9:00 - 9:30JWB LoungeCoffee
9:30 - 10:30LCB 219J. Li
10:30 - 11:00JWB LoungeCoffee break
11:00 - 12:00LCB 219B. Szendröi
12:00 - 1:30 Lunch break
1:30 - 2:30LCB 219K. Karu
2:30 - 3:00JWB LoungeCoffee break
3:00 - 4:00LCB 219M. Mustata
4:00 - 4:30JWB LoungeCoffee break
4:30 - 5:30LCB 219D. Allcock
Sunday 28
Time Place Activity
9:00 - 9:30JWB LoungeCoffee
9:30 - 10:30LCB 219Y. P. Lee
10:30 - 11:00JWB LoungeCoffee break
11:00 - 12:00LCB 219K. Ranestad


Aaron Bertram and Javier Fernandez.

If you have any questions, send us an e-mail to wags04@math.utah.edu. Our postal address is

Department of Mathematics
University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT 84112


Please, help us have everything ready on time! Register as soon as you know that you will be attending. Just send an e-mail to wags04@math.utah.edu stating your name, position, and if you will be applying for financial support.

We expect to communicate financial assistance decisions by February 1.

Financial Assistance

Some financial support will be available for students and young unsupported faculty. Please state in your registration if you need financial assistance.

We expect to communicate financial assistance decisions by February 1.


Participants are expected to lodge at the University's Guest House, located on campus (telephone: (888) 416-4075). After registering for the seminar, each participant should make his/her own reservation with the Guest House before March 12. The price is $69 (plus tax) for a single or double room, including breakfast. Please mention that you are participating of WAGS to obtain the special price.


You can travel to Salt Lake City by airplane or by car:

By plane: Salt Lake City's international airport is a destination for most airlines. Once at the airport, you can rent a car, take a taxi, or use public transportation to go to the Guest House.

By car: Major highways through Salt Lake City are: Interstates 15 and 80. We suggest that you check the standard internet sites (for instance MapQuest) to obtain maps and driving directions to the Guest House.

Local Information
  • Weather: weather in Salt Lake City is usually perfect... In March, average temperatures range from 30F to 50F, and the average total precipitation is 1.8 inches. The average total snowfall is 9.8 inches. Current weather conditions can be checked here.
  • Salt Lake City web site.

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