What is it?
This will be a workshop in Algebraic Geometry. The intended participant (you) is a graduate student, or a post-doc, or even a senior researcher. Roughly the idea is that you will learn about and work on a single topic in a small group together with a mentor for a week with the aim of producing a text that will be considered for inclusion in the Stacks project. Part of this process will be seeing how one builds new theory from the foundations. There will also be some talks each day covering advanced topics in algebraic geometry.
The Stacks project workshop will have some optional activities you won't see at other workshops. Adding references to and finding mistakes in the Stacks project (and fixing them) as well as activities related to the use of LaTeX, Git, and GitHub. Overall these will be aimed at helping you contribute efficiently to the Stacks project.
For those who are interested, we will also discuss how it is possible to contribute to the software that runs the Stacks project.
If you would like to apply to the Stacks Project Workshop, please fill out the form below. Applications are due on January 31, 2017. We have (partial) support for travel and lodging.
Date and location
The workshop will be at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, from July 31 to August 4, 2017.
Mentors and topics
- Bhargav Bhatt, University of Michigan
- Brian Conrad, Stanford University
- Johan de Jong, Columbia University
- Matthew Emerton, University of Chicago
- Max Lieblich, University of Washington
- Davesh Maulik (tbc), MIT
The following is a list of possible topics for the workshop. More details may be found on GitHub.
- Dimension theory of algebraic stacks
- Coarse moduli spaces for (not necessarily Deligne–Mumford) algebraic stacks
- Limit formalism
- Picard schemes and spaces
- Hilbert-Mumford criterion for GIT (semi-)stability
- Weil restriction
- Picard stacks
- Semi-stable reduction for abelian varieties
- Moduli of complexes à la Lieblich
- Artin's theorem on existence of contractions
- Artin's axioms in examples
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Registration is now closed. We will contact the applicants soon.