Entrance hall of the ICMS

Linking noncommutative rings and algebraic geometry

Jun 19, 2017 - Jun 23, 2017

ICMS, 15 South College Street

Organisers

Name Institution
Bell, Jason Univeristy of Waterloo
Sierra, Susan University of Edinburgh
Spenko, Spela University of Edinburgh
Zhang, James University of Washington

 

It has been repeatedly demonstrated over the past 25 years that there are subtle and powerful  connections between noncommutative algebra and algebraic geometry. In the past few  years, this has achieved new power. Geometric methods were crucial to recent progress on the longstanding problem of whether the enveloping algebra of an infinite-dimensional Lie algebra can be noetherian. There are important recent results on transcendental division rings, on noncommutative resolutions of singularities, and on categorical methods relating noncommutative and commutative rings. This workshop will bring together established leaders and younger researchers in noncommutative algebraic geometry to share recent developments and to forge new connections.

Invited speakers at this workshop:

Gwyn Bellamy, University of Glasgow
Raf Bocklandt, University of Amsterdam
Ragnar Buchweitz, University of Toronto
Alex Chirvasitu, University of Washington
Eleonore Faber, University of Michigan
Joe Karmazyn, University of Edinburgh
Wendy Lowen, Universiteit Antwerpen
Cris Negron, MIT
Dmitri Orlov, Steklov Institute
Alexey Petukhov, University of Manchester
Theo Raedschelders, Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Dan Rogalski, University of California, San Diego
S Paul Smith, University of Washington
Agata Smoktunowicz, University of Edinburgh
Toby Stafford, University of Manchester
Michel Van den Bergh, Hasselt University
Chelsea Walton, Temple University
Michael Wemyss, University of Glasgow

The organizers of the workshop gratefully acknowledge the financial support of The Glasgow Mathematical Journal Trust.

Arrangements

Participation
Invited participants should have received an invitation to register by email from ICMS. There is a public application form (top right of this page) for anyone else who wishes to attend.

Venue
The workshop will be held at ICMS, 15 South College Street, Edinburgh. 

Talks and Audio/Visiual Equipment
All lectures will be held in the Newhaven Lecture Theatre.  The lecture theatre has a built in computer, data projector, and visualiser/document camera.  In addition, there are two blackboards.  The projector and one board may be used simultaneously.  We advise Speakers that, where possible, you bring your talk on a memory stick/USB to put onto our computer in advance of your session - either at the start of the day or during coffee/lunch breaks.   ICMS staff can help with this.   It is possible for you to use your own laptops but it is then your own responsibility to ensure that resolutions are changed on the laptops if necessary (ICMS will not change the resolution on our equipment).   If you use a MAC we expect you to bring your own adaptor. 

UK Visas
If you are travelling from overseas you may require an entry visa. A European visa does not guarantee entry to the UK. Please use this link to the UK Visas site to find out if you need a visa and if so how to apply for one. 

Travel
Information about travel to the UK and Edinburgh is available here.

Please note that it is your responsibility to have adequate travel insurance to cover medical and other emergencies that may occur on your trip.

A taxi directly from the airport will cost approximately 20.00 to 25.00 GBP to the city centre for a one-way journey.     There is also a bus service direct from the airport to the city centre which will cost 4.50 GBP single or 7.50 GBP return - the Airlink 100.  This is a frequent service (every 10 minutes during peak times) and will bring you close to Waverley Railway Station,  and the workshop venue (see map in 'Venue' section above). 

Lothian buses charge £1.60 for a single, £4.00 for a day ticket. Please note that the exact fare is required and no change is given.

If travelling by train, please note that Edinburgh has several railway stations - Waverley Railway Station being the main station and closest to the workshop venue at 15 South College Street.  If you alight at Edinburgh Waverley, the workshop venue is an easy 10 minute walk over North and South Bridge. The second large railway station is called Haymarket and is at the West End of the city centre.    Please be aware that there is also an Edinburgh Park railway station but this is at the west side of the city some way from the city centre.  For ICMS, use Edinburgh Waverley.

Registration Fee
A registration fee of 100 GBP is payable by all participants (excluding Organisers).  Payment can be made on arrival at ICMS - at Registration we will accept cash, credit/debit card payments and sterling cheques (payable to “Heriot-Watt University”).  Unfortunately, we do not yet have an on-line payment system at ICMS.

Accommodation
ICMS will organise accommodation for invited participants.

Catering
The workshop grant will cover refreshments throughout the event and lunch on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. There will be an informal wine reception on the Monday evening and the workshop dinner on the Thursday evening. 

Wireless Access
Access to wifi via Eduroam is available throughout the building. If you are not registered with Eduroam you will be given instructions and a code for accessing the wireless network.  For those without laptops, there will also be a couple of computers available for you to check your emails. 

 

Programme

To be announced

Presentations:

Presentation Details
Karmazyn, Joseph
Noncommutative algebras and universal flops.
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Smith, Paul
Exotic elliptic algebras
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Stafford, Toby
Non-commutative minimal surfaces
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Participants

Name Institution
Bellamy, Gwyn University of Glasgow
Belmans, Pieter University of Antwerp
Bodzenta, Agnieszka University of Edinburgh
Brown, Ken A University of Glasgow
Chan, Daniel University of New South Wales
Crawford, Simon University of Edinburgh
De Laet, Kevin University of Antwerp
Goodearl, Ken University of California at Santa Barbara
Gordon, Iain University of Edinburgh
Kalck, Martin University of Edinburgh
Karmazyn, Joseph University of Sheffield
Launois, Stéphane University of Kent
Lenagan, Tom University of Edinburgh
Presotto, Dennis University of Hasselt
Pym, Brent University of Edinburgh
Raedschelders, Theo Free University of Brussels (VUB)
Reynolds, Ruth University of Edinburgh
Rizzardo, Alice University of Edinburgh
Rogalski, Daniel University of California, San Diego
Sierra, Susan University of Edinburgh
Smith, Paul University of Washington
Stafford, Toby University of Manchester
Wemyss, Michael University of Glasgow
Wicks, Elizabeth University of Washington
Wong, Liang Ze University of Washington
Zhang, James University of Washington