The COW seminar is an Algebraic geometry seminar which is so called
because it originally met in Cambridge, Oxford or Warwick. Meetings, of which
there are several every term, are now also regularly held in Bath and London (Imperial College) and
occasionally in other places.
The general organisers are Miles Reid at Warwick
and Gregory Sankaran at
Bath. Many other people help.
The COW seminar is funded by the London
Mathematical Society. The funds are held at Bath. To claim your
travel expenses you have to fill in a Bath
travel claim form (the word COW should appear prominently) and
post it to Finance Secretary, Department of Mathematical Sciences,
University of Bath, Bath BA2 7AY.
Oxford, Thursday 26th November 2015
1.30 Alexander Braverman (Brown University): Recent advances in symplectic duality
2.45 Martin Ulirsch (University of Bonn): The moduli stack of tropical curves
The talks will be in Lecture room L4, Andrew Wiles Building, Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford.
There will be tea in the common room after the talks.
The usual preferred pub in
Oxford is the Eagle and Child,
but a decision will be made on the day by those present.
When a COW meeting is planned, a
copy of the announcement suitable for
printing and displaying on a notice board is made available. This also
More COWs are planned for December 10th in Cardiff and March 24th
Also in Bristol there is
Focused Research Workshop on Rationality Questions, Wednesday 6th
to Friday 8th January 2016.
Sources of information
Details of COW activities are usually circulated by e-mail. UK
mathematicians, including research students, interested in algebraic
geometry in the wide sense may (and probably should) subscribe to the
mailing lists. To do so, you go to
and follow the instructions there.
The erstwhile European algebraic geometry network EAGER still
exists in the form of a useful electronic mailing list
which you may wish to join.
topology and geometry seminar also runs a mailing list. To join
it, email "subscribe" to email@example.com.
A vital resource for all geometers is the e-print server
arXiv. For algebraic geometry math.AG
is the most important category but some other
categories are also relevant.
The northern equivalent of COW is
which meets in Glasgow, Liverpool, Edinburgh and Newcastle.
A more local but even less specific seminar is the London Topology and
Geometry Seminar, also known as G&T.
is a seminar organised by and for graduate students in geometry.
London, Thursday 5th November 2015
1:30 Steven Bradlow (Urbana-Champaign): Higgs bundles, spectral data, and fiber products of curves
2:50 Christian Böhning (Warwick): Dynamical spectra and rationality
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