COW seminar

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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.


Next meeting

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):

The talks will be in room 642 of the Huxley Building, Imperial College.

Bar cow
Social programme The usual preferred pub in London is the Queen's Arms, across the road in Queen's Gate Mews, but a decision will be made on the day by those present. There will doubtless be some fireworks in Hyde Park or nearby.

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 carries abstracts.

Future meetings

More COWs are planned, not yet firmly, for November 26th in Oxford; early December (probably the 3rd or 10th) in Cardiff; and March 24th in Bristol.

Sources of information

Other events

Historic COWs: 1995-96; 1996-97; 1997-98; 1998-99; 1999-2000; 2000-01; 2001-02; 2002-03; 2003-04; 2004-05; 2005-06; 2006-07; 2007-08; 2008-09; 2009-10; 2010-11; 2011-12; 2012-13; 2013-14; 2014-15.

The drawing of the cow at the top of this page was created by Sketch the Cow (

We are sorry if you thought this page was going to be really about cows and were disappointed.