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
Nothing is planned at present. When there is something
planned, a
copy of the
announcement suitable for printing and displaying on a notice
board is made available.
Future meetings
Another COW is planned for March 24th in Bristol.
The second
part of the Birational Geometry meeting is at Warwick from 10th to
12th February.
The
second British
Algebraic Geometry Meeting is in Edinburgh from 13th to 15th
April. The registration
deadline for funding is 19th February 2016.
Sources of information
Other events

The northern equivalent of COW is
GLEN,
which meets in Glasgow, Liverpool, Edinburgh and Newcastle.
The midlands equivalent of COW is
EmSG,
which meets in Nottingham, Loughborough, Leicester and Sheffield. Do
not be confused by one of the COW's LMS official supporters being at
Loughborough, nor by tEmSG's webpage being in Sydney.

A more local but even less specific seminar is the London Topology and
Geometry Seminar, also known as G&T.

The Calf
is a seminar organised by and for graduate students in geometry.
Previous meetings

London, Thursday 5th November 2015
1:30 Steven Bradlow (UrbanaChampaign): Higgs bundles, spectral data, and fiber products of curves
2:50 Christian Böhning (Warwick): Dynamical spectra and rationality

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

Cardiff, Thursday 10th December 2015
2:00 Alessandra Sarti (Potiers): Pell's equation and automorphisms of K3^{[2]}
3:30 Agnieszka BodzentaSkibinska (Edinburgh): Flops and spherical functors
Historic COWs:
199596;
199697;
199798;
199899;
19992000;
200001;
200102;
200203;
200304;
200405;
200506;
200607;
200708;
200809;
200910;
201011;
201112;
201213;
201314;
201415.
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