Homological Conjectures in Commutative Algebra
Workshop For Graduate Students, Postdocs, and Young Researchers
Nov 18 - 20, 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 the storied homological conjectures in commutative algebra. 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.
(Organized by: Chris Skalit and Kevin Tucker)
Funding: Limited funding for travel and accommodation is available; apply by October 10 for full consideration. Women and minorities are particularly encouraged to apply. For questions about the workshop in general, please email Chris Skalit at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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).