Higher Codimension Cycles
on Algebraic Varieties
Workshop For Graduate Students, Postdocs, and Young Researchers
Mar 11 - 13, 2016
at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC)
Support provided by NSF RTG grant DMS-1246844.
Overview: This workshop, aimed at graduate students, postdocs, and young researchers, will expose participants to some current research topics on Higher Codimension Cycles on Algebraic Varieties. The workshop will have lecture series by the experts listed below on topics close to their own research, including a mix of lectures and problem sessions. Over the course of the weekend, we hope to present a number of open questions with sufficient background to be worked on both during and after the workshop.
(Organized by: John Lesieutre, Izzet Coskun, and Kevin Tucker)
Funding: The deadline for funding has now past, but we would welcome additional participants who can fund their own lodging and travel. For questions about the workshop in general, please email John Lesieutre at email@example.com.
Food : We will have a workshop dinner on Friday night at Giordano's Pizza (815 W Van Buren St) next to campus. If you are coming in from out of town and don't make it to the introductory lecture, please feel free to come directly to the restaurant and meet us there. On Saturday and Sunday morning before the lectures, there will be some beverages (coffee, tea, juice) and refreshments (fruit, pastries) provided. Lunch on Saturday will also be catered in, and the schedule has intentionally been left open on Saturday night for participants to have a chance to explore the city on their own.
Notes and Resources
Getting to UIC: The workshop will be held in the UIC Math Department, which is located in the Science and Engineering offices building (SEO, 851 S Morgan St, Chicago, IL 60607). Signs with instructions on where to go will be throughout in the building, but you can also come to Kevin Tucker's office (SEO 417) looking for more information as well.
If you are flying into O'Hare, you can take a Blue Line train (costing $5) into the city (towards the loop or Forest Park) which stops right next to the UIC campus (at the UIC/Halsted station) and in walking distance (half a mile) to the Crown Plaza hotel. For reference, a taxi from O'Hare to downtown will cost around $45 before tip (and can be paid with a credit card).
If you are flying into Midway, you can take an Orange Line train (costing $2.50) into the city (towards the loop), which will take you within walking distance of the Crown Plaza hotel (about a quarter of a mile from the Washington/Wells station) or allow you to transfer to the Blue Line (at the Harold Washington Library station) which stops right next to the UIC campus (at the UIC/Halsted station). Another good option is to take the Orange Line into the loop (e.g. Harold Washington Library station) and then take a short cab ride to UIC or the Crown Plaza (at most $10). For reference, a taxi from Midway to downtown will cost around $25 before tip (and can be paid with credit card).