Workshop on New Developments in Moduli and Geometric Invariant Theory

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Friday 20th November to Sunday 22nd November, 2015



UNC Chapel Hill
2015


Speakers
Aaron Bertram
(University of Utah)
Strange duality for del Pezzo surfaces
John Calabrese
(Rice University)
Another pair of derived equivalent Calabi-Yau threefolds
Izzet Coskun
(University of Illinois - Chicago)
The ample and effective cones of moduli spaces of sheaves on surfaces
Angela Gibney
(University of Georgia - Athens)
Geometric interpretations for the algebra of conformal blocks
Daniel Halpern-Leistner
(Columbia University)
Applications of Theta-stratifications
Jesse Kass
(University of South Carolina - Columbia)
How to count zeros arithmetically?
Emanuele Macrì
(Northeastern University)
Bridgeland stability conditions on threefolds and moduli spaces
Steven Rayan
(University of Toronto)
Star-shaped quivers, hyperpolygons, and Higgs bundles
Dustin Ross
(University of Michigan - Ann Arbor)
Curve-counting and crepant resolutions
Giulia Saccà
(Stony Brook University)
Geometry of O'Grady's six dimensional example

About the workshop

In recent years, Bridgeland stability conditions, moduli of stable complexes, and wall-crossing phenomena have become new tools for studying the birational geometry of moduli spaces of stable sheaves.

This workshop will bring together experts working on these topics, with an emphasis on work by young and upcoming mathematicians. Support for the conference is provided by the National Science Foundation, award DMS-1446356 and DMS-1547117.


Location

The meeting will be held at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, in the Department of Mathematics, located in Phillips Hall. Registration and coffee breaks will take place in Phillips 330, and lectures will take place in Phillips 265, 383, and 332. Click here for a campus map: Phillips Hall is on East Cameron Ave.


Schedule
Friday, November 20th
Saturday, November 21st
Sunday, November 22nd
Time
Place
Activity
3:30-4:00 Phillips 330
Registration and Coffee
4:00-5:00
Phillips 383
Talk: Gibney
5:15-6:15
Phillips 383
Talk: Halpern-Leistner
Time
Place
Activity
8:30-9:00 Phillips 330
Registration and Coffee
9:00-10:00
Phillips 332
Talk: Coskun
10:15-11:15
Phillips 332
Talk: Saccà
11:15-11:45
Phillips 330
Coffee Break
11:45-12:45
Phillips 332
Talk: Macrì
12:45-2:30
Local Restaurants
Lunch
2:30-3:30
Phillips 332
Talk: Ross
3:30-4:00
Phillips 330
Coffee Break
4:00-5:00
Phillips 332
Talk: Rayan
7:30
Kipos Greek Taverna
Workshop Feast
Time
Place
Activity
8:30-9:00 Phillips 330
Coffee
9:00-10:00
Phillips 332
Talk: Bertram
10:15-11:15
Phillips 332
Talk: Kass
11:15-11:45
Phillips 330
Coffee Break
11:45-12:45
Phillips 332
Talk: Calabrese


Organizers

Prakash Belkale and Justin Sawon.

If you have any questions, send us an e-mail. Our postal address is

Department of Mathematics
University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3250
USA


Registration

Please help us have everything ready on time! Register as soon as you know that you will be attending. Just send an e-mail stating your name, position, and if you will be applying for financial support.

We expect to communicate financial assistance decisions by the end of September and on a rolling basis thereafter.


Financial Assistance

Some financial support will be available for students and young unsupported faculty. Please state in your registration if you need financial assistance, and include the name of your PhD advisor (or postdoc mentor) and expected graduation date. Accommodation for supported participants at the University Inn (tel: 888-452-5765 or 919-929-2171) will be reserved and paid for directly by the UNC mathematics department.

We expect to communicate financial assistance decisions by the end of September and on a rolling basis thereafter.


Accommodation

Options for accommodation in Chapel Hill include the University Inn (tel: 888-452-5765 or 919-929-2171), the Carolina Inn (tel: 800-962-8519), the Franklin Hotel (tel: 919-928-5437 or 888-709-4772), and the Hampton Inn & Suites (tel: 919-969-6988). Please reserve your room directly with the hotel, unless you are a supported participant.


Transportation

You can travel to Chapel Hill by airplane or by car:

By plane: Raleigh/Durham Airport is a destination for most airlines. Once at the airport, you can take a taxi to Chapel Hill (approximately 30 mins).

By car: The closest visitor parking lot to Phillips Hall is the Morehead Lot.


Local Information
  • The weather in Chapel Hill is usually perfect... In late November, expect pleasantly warm days and cool nights. Current weather conditions can be checked here.
  • Official Chapel Hill web site.

University
		 of North Carolina
Department of Mathematics