COW seminar
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.
Programmes
Next meeting
London, Wednesday 30th April 2014
2:00 Ziyu Zhang (Bath): Birational geometry of singular moduli spaces of O'Grady type
3:30 Evgeny Shinder (Edinburgh): Lines and pairs of points on cubic hypersurfaces
The talks will take place in room 139 Huxley Building, Imperial College.

Social programme
Nothing particular. There is a local pub.

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
No further meetings are planned at the moment.
Sources of information
Other events
Previous meetings

Cardiff, Thursday 17th October 2013
2:00 Michael Groechenig (London): Higgs bundles and crepant resolutions
3:30 Sebastian Franco (Durham): Bipartite field theories: from QFT to algebraic geometry, combinatorics and cluster
algebras
5:00 Will Donovan (Edinburgh): Noncommutative deformations and 3fold flops

Cambridge, Thursday 14th November 2013
2:00 Burt Totaro (Cambridge): The integral Hodge conjecture for 3folds
3:30 Arend Bayer (Edinburgh): Derived equivalences of K3 surfaces
5:00 Ionut CiocanFontanine (Minneapolis): Quasimap theory and GromovWitten theory

Bath, Thursday 5th December 2013
2:00 Milena Hering (Edinburgh): The moduli space of points on the
projective line and its ring of invariants
3:30 Giulio Codogni (Cambridge): Satake compactifications,
lattices and the Schottky problem
4:45 Al Kasprzyk (London): Mutations, Minkowski polynomials, and Fano manifolds

Loughborough, Thursday 23rd January 2014
1:30 Felipe Rincón (Warwick): Tropical schemes, tropical cycles, and valuated matroids
3:00 AnneSophie Kaloghiros (London): Nonrigid quartic 3folds
4:30 John Christian Ottem (Cambridge): Subvarieties with positivity properties

Oxford, Thursday 13th February 2014
1:30 Alastair King (Bath): Grassmannian cluster categories and dimers on a disc
2:45 Tobias Dyckerhoff (Oxford): Crossed simplicial groups and invariants of structured surfaces
4:30 Michael Wemyss (Edinburgh): Running the MMP via homological methods
Historic COWs:
199596;
199697;
199798;
199899;
19992000;
200001;
200102;
200203;
200304;
200405;
200506;
200607;
200708;
200809;
200910;
201011;
201112;
201213.
The drawing of the cow at the top of this page was created by Sketch
the Cow (sketch@cow.net).
We are sorry if you thought this page was going to be really about cows and
were disappointed.
gks@maths.bath.ac.uk