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 6th November 2014
1:30 Greg Berczi (Oxford): Invariants for non-reductive group actions
2:45 Damiano Testa (Warwick): K3 surfaces arising from arithmetic questions
5:00 Tyler Kelly (Cambridge): Derived equivalences of toric mirror constructions
The talks will take place in rooms L4 (first two talks) and L5 (third talk) of the Mathematical Institute, Woodstock Road, Oxford.
The preferred pub in Oxford is usually the Eagle and Child.
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
No further meetings are planned at the moment. However, there will be
a COW event as part of the B(A)MC in Cambridge, 31st March-2nd April
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
The drawing of the cow at the top of this page was created by Sketch
the Cow (email@example.com).
We are sorry if you thought this page was going to be really about cows and