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Institutions currently participating
Colorado State University, Stanford University, University of British Columbia, University of California at Berkeley, University of California at Riverside, University of Utah, University of Washington, University of California at Los Angeles, University of Arizona, University of Colorado, and more.
The Western Algebraic Geometry Symposium traces its origins back to the Utah-UCLA Algebraic Geometry Seminar started in 1989 by H. Clemens, D. Gieseker, M. Green, J. Kollár, R. Lazarsfeld, Z. Ran and M.-C. Chang. Later on, it became the Utah-UCLA-Chicago Algebraic Geometry Seminar. Sadly, as senior figures moved east, the original WAGS faded away.
In 2002, WAGS was resurrected. Our goal is to have a twice-yearly meeting of algebraic geometers in the western half of the United States and Canada, with ample time for chatting, as well as a good number of research talks. The conference has been consistently attracting over 50 participants.
WAGS is partially supported by a grant from the NSF. Our policy is not to fund senior participants; we hope that the conference will be attractive enough that senior algebraic geometers will come of their own volition. However, we try to fund all graduate students and unfunded post-docs (from the western two time zones of the continent).
Long term planning for WAGS is currently being organized by Ravi Vakil, Aaron Bertram, Sándor Kovács, Renzo Cavalieri and Sebastian Casalaina-Martin. For more information on participation, see below.
The webpage for the next WAGS conference can also be viewed at http://next.wagsymposium.org/. Past WAGS conference pages can also be viewed at http://[season][yr].wagsymposium.org; e.g http://fall09.wagsymposium.org/.
If you are interested in participating, please contact the organizer of the next WAGS conference. If you are not sure who that is, please let one of the "long term" organizers know. For any other questions, feel free to contact Sebastian Casalaina-Martin or Renzo Cavalieri.
If you would like to receive emails in the future about upcoming meetings of WAGS, please join the WAGS google group.
Webpage maintained by the organizers of WAGS