The Georgia Algebraic Geometry Symposium (sometimes known as GAGS) will take place in Georgia Tech on Feb 23-25, 2018, starting with registration and the first talk at 4:30pm on Feb 23 (Friday) and ending before lunch on Feb 25 (Sunday).
The Meeting on Algebraic Geometry and its Applications was intended as a one-day meeting that attracts people in the South-East of the US. The first two incarnations — at Georgia Tech in 2015 and at Clemson in 2016 — gathered 25-30 participants each.
MAGA had a year off in 2017 due to a large international meeting scheduled in the same year at GT, but the meeting will run in 2018. There is also a plan to continue this as a regular annual event held in April in Atlanta.
However, the world has changed a bit in the last couple of years and a lot of people associate the acronym MAGA… with something completely different. Therefore a question: what could be a new name/abbreviation?
This week’s Macaulay2 event featured presentations, Q&A, and ample practice problems on a wide variety of topics. Many thanks to the speakers and organizers for making this event so successful. Stay tuned for next week’s conference!
“These tutorials are intended to appeal to participants with any level of prior M2 experience. The topics will range from the basic functionality of M2 to modeling problems in the M2 language to more specialized tutorials on algebraic statistics and numerical algebraic geometry. We will also reserve ample time for practice and Q&A sessions.”