Meetings of the COW seminar in 19992000

Oxford, Thursday 14th October 1999
2:00 Nigel Hitchin (Oxford): The geometry of 3forms and threefolds with trivial canonical bundle
4:15 Yura Zarhin (Moscow): Hyperelliptic Jacobians without complex multiplication 
Cambridge, Thursday 28th October 1999
2:00 Mark Gross (Warwick): Topological mirror symmetry
4:00 Jan Wierzba (Cambridge): Contractions from symplectic varieties 
London, Thursday 11th November 1999
2:00 Nick ShepherdBarron (Cambridge): Isomorphism classes in local moduli spaces
3:10 Paul Seidel (Princeton): Floer cohomology and the PicardLefschetz formula
4:30 Alexei Skorobogatov (London): Rational points on diagonal cubic surfaces 
Bath, Thursday 25th November 1999
2:15 Dominic Joyce (Oxford): A new construction of compact 8manifolds with holonomy Spin(7)
4:00 Peter SwinnertonDyer (Cambridge): Weak Approximation and Requivalence on cubic surfaces 
Nottingham, Thursday 27th January 2000
2:00 W. CrawleyBoevey (Leeds): Quivers and related singularities
3:15 Keum JongHae (Seoul): How to compute the automorphism groups of K3 surfaces 
Oxford, Thursday 17th February 2000
3:00 Gavin Brown (Oxford): Mori flips by explicit deformation of Gorenstein singularities
5:00 Shigeru Mukai (Nagoya): Euler numbers and the geometry of the Verlinde formulas 
London, Thursday 9th March 2000
2:00 Simon Donaldson (London): Theta functions and the blowup formula for instanton invariants
4:00 Rob de Jeu (Durham): The rank conjecture on the homology of general linear groups 
COW  Calf Workshop, Warwick, 28th30th March 2000

Tuesday 28th March
2:00 Miles Reid (Warwick): Varieties and rings
4:00 Gavin Brown (Oxford): Other people's Gorenstein deformations 
Wednesday 29th March
10:00 Christian Pauly (Nice): Dualities between generalized theta functions
12:00 Alastair Craw (Warwick): The McKay correspondence for AHilb(C³)
2:00 Alastair King (Bath): GHilb or not GHilb, that is the question
4:00 Balazs Szendroi (Warwick): Torelli problems with group action 
Thursday 30th March
11:00 Gregory Sankaran (Bath): Constructing and compactifying moduli spaces of abelian surfaces
12.30 Umar Salam (Cambridge): Threefold contractions and fourfold flops
2.30 Paul Hacking (Cambridge): Moduli spaces of log surfaces and Severi varieties

Tuesday 28th March

Oxford, Thursday 19th May 2000
2:00 Miles Reid (Warwick): Rings and varieties
4.00 Mark Gross (Warwick): Moduli of abelian varieties 
Manchester, Tuesday 30th May 2000
1:00 Terry Wall (Liverpool): Local decomposition of the polar curve of a plane curve
2.30 Slava Nikulin (Liverpool): Interesting automorphism groups of K3 surfaces
4.00 Gavin Brown (Oxford): Explicit Mori flips of type A
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