Purdue University, West Lafayette

December 2-3, 2006

This meeting is organized jointly by the University of Illinois at Chicago and by Purdue University. It will take place at Purdue on December 2nd and 3rd. The talks will be on Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning, but participants are encouraged to stay longer on Sunday for informal discussions.

Program and Schedule  (printable pdf)

Saturday, Dec. 2 Sunday, Dec. 3
8:30-9:30 coffee hour
A. Libgober 
Alexander invariants in algebraic geometry
G. Lyubeznik 
On some local cohomology invariants for local rings
11:20-12:00 coffee hour
12:00-12:50 coffee hour

M. Popa

GV-sheaves, Fourier-Mukai transform, and generic vanishing

J. Wlodarczyk

Resolution of singularities in characteristic zero and its extension in positive characteristic
S. Dutta 
Intersection multiplicity: local and global
2:50-4:00 coffee hour
A. Mustata 
Stability conditions and the cohomology ring of the moduli space of stable maps to projective space
6:30~ banquet at Khana Khazana Indian Grill

The talks on Saturday will be in 277 Peirce Hall, just Northeast of the Mathematical Sciences Building, the Sunday talks will be in 175 Math. Sci., coffee and sweets will be served in the library lounge in the third floor of Math. Sci.

Hotel and Banquet:
Participants are encouraged to make their own hotel reservations. Rooms are held in the Hilton Garden Inn in West Lafayette (765-743-2100); please make your reservation by 11/9 and mention the commutative algebra meeting in order to get the discounted rate. In case you need help with lodging, please contact our secretary Julie Morris (jmorris@math.purdue.edu). Also please let her know by 11/20 if you would like to attend the banquet on Saturday at Khana Khazana Indian Grill, 108 Northwestern Av.

West Lafayette, close to Campus:
Blue Nile (Mideastern, c), 117 Northwestern Avenue, 743-9330
Bombay (Indian, $), 111 South River Road, 746-2345
Einstein's Brothers Bagels (coffee and sandwiches, c), 201-203 Northwestern Avenue, 743-8988
Khana Khazana (Indian, c-$), 108 Northwestern Avenue, 743-1223
Panera Bread (coffee and sandwiches, c), 328 East State Street, 746-2400
Parthenon (Greek, c), 135 South Chauncey Avenue, 743-6778
Vienna Cafe (coffee and sandwiches, c), 208 South Street, 743-4446

The best way to travel to West Lafayette is by car or flying to Indianapolis. For driving directions see the maps of Lafayette and the Purdue Campus.

Lafayette's airport (Purdue University Airport) is no longer active. There is a shuttle bus from Indianapolis Airport to Purdue University. The bus leaves from the Ground Transportation Center outside the baggage claim area of Concorse A and stops at the Purdue Union Hotel. You may ask the driver to let you off at the Hilton Hotel. The shuttle leaves Indianapolis Airport every two hours from 6:30 a.m. until 10:30 p.m., and arrives at Purdue about 90 minutes later. The return from Purdue is every two hours from 4:55 a.m. until 8:55 p.m. The bus company is called Lafayette Limo, tel. 765-497-3828, www.lafayettelimo.com.

If you have to fly into Chicago, there is a shuttle service between Chicago Ohare Airport and Purdue University Airport. The name of the company is Express Air Coach, tel. 765-743-3120, www.expressaircoach.com.