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

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.

Bar cow
Social programme 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 carries abstracts.

Future meetings

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 2015.

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.

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

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