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
British Mathematical Colloquium Workshop in Cambridge, 30th March & 1st April 2015

Monday 30th March
2:00 Margarida Mendes Lopes (Lisbon): Constraints on the invariants of regular surfaces
3:00 Joe Karmazyn (Edinburgh): Realising moduli spaces from derived equivalences

Wednesday 1st April
2:00 Milena Hering (Edinburgh): Toric vector bundles
3:00 Miles Reid (Warwick): The GHilbert scheme for trihedral groups
The talks will be in Seminar Room MR14 at CMS.

Social programme
There is an extensive social programme associated with the BMC.

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
There will be a COW event as part of the B(A)MC in Cambridge, 30th
March2nd April 2015. The COW will present four speakers, two on
Monday 30th March and two on Wednesday 1st April. The second of these
sessions forms part of the celebrations of the 150th anniversary of
the London Mathematical Society.
Sources of information
Other events
Previous meetings

Oxford, Thursday 6th November 2014
1:30 Greg Berczi (Oxford): Invariants for nonreductive group actions
2:45 Damiano Testa (Warwick): K3 surfaces arising from arithmetic questions
5:00 Tyler Kelly (Cambridge): Derived equivalences of toric mirror constructions

London, Wednesday 17th December 2014
2:00 Julius Ross (Cambridge): Variation of Gieseker Moduli Spaces via Quiver GIT
3:30 Daniel Pomerleano (London): The noncommutative Hodge theory of quotient stacks

Bristol, Thursday 26th February 2015
1:30 Martí Lahoz (Paris): Products of theta divisors
3:00 Alexei Skorobogatov (London): Rational points on K3 and Enriques surfaces: an update
4:15 Bernhard Koeck (Southampton): Equivariant Euler characteristics and εconstants of curves over finite fields  some wild stuff
Historic COWs:
199596;
199697;
199798;
199899;
19992000;
200001;
200102;
200203;
200304;
200405;
200506;
200607;
200708;
200809;
200910;
201011;
201112;
201213;
201314.
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.
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