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 26th November 2015
1.30 Alexander Braverman (Brown University): Recent advances in symplectic duality
2.45 Martin Ulirsch (University of Bonn): The moduli stack of tropical curves

The talks will be in Lecture room L4, Andrew Wiles Building, Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford.

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Social programme There will be tea in the common room after the talks. The usual preferred pub in Oxford is the Eagle and Child, but a decision will be made on the day by those present.

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 for December 10th in Cardiff and March 24th in Bristol.

Also in Bristol there is the Heilbronn Focused Research Workshop on Rationality Questions, Wednesday 6th to Friday 8th January 2016.

Sources of information

Other events

Previous meetings

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 (

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