Conference Program


Lawrence Ein


Thursday May 12 — Talks at Lecture Center F3
1:30 Registration and coffee (at SEO 300)
2:15 Opening remarks
2:30-3:00 Robert Lazarsfeld A survey of Ein's mathematical work
3:30-4:30 Robin Hartshorne Simple D-module components of
local cohomology modules
5:00-6:00 Robert Lazarsfeld Measures of irrationality for
hypersurfaces of large degree
Friday May 13 — Talks at Lecture Center C4
9:00 Coffee (at SEO 300)
9:30-10:30 Yum-Tong Siu Revisiting Analytic Methods for
Algebraic Geometric Problems
11:00-12:00 Mihai Păun Singular Hermitian metrics on
vector bundles and extension of
pluricanonical forms
2:30-3:30 Ngaiming Mok Geometric substructures on uniruled
projective manifolds
4:00-5:00 Claire Voisin Cubic fourfolds and O'Grady
10-dimensional examples
Saturday May 14 — Talks at Lecture Center C4
9:00 Coffee (at SEO 300)
9:30-10:30 Karen Smith Abhyankar valuations
in prime characteristic
11:00-12:00 Nero Budur Cohomology jump loci
2:30-3:30 Shihoko Ishii Generic residual intersections
and its applications
4:00-5:00 János Kollár Celestial surfaces
Sunday May 15 — Talks at Lecture Center C4
9:00 Coffee (at SEO 300)
9:30-10:30 Mircea Mustaţă Hodge ideals and applications
11:00-12:00 Tommaso de Fernex Towards a link theoretic
characterization of smoothness


The conference is being held at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). On Thursday the talks will take place at Lecture Center F3, and on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday they will take place at Lecture Center C4. Registration and morning coffee will take place at SEO 300. A map of UIC's campus can be found here.

Conference Banquet

A dinner in honor of Lawrence Ein will be held on Saturday, May 14, at 7pm. It will take place at Ming Hin (in its Chinatown location). Registered participants will receive further information about the banquet via email.



Please take a few moments to register here. Early registration will help us in our organizing efforts.

Financial Support

Limited financial support was made available primarily for graduate students, new Ph.D.s, and mathematicians from underrepresented groups without external support. The deadline for applying for financial support was March 1, 2016.

After the conference, please visit here to begin the reimbursement process.


If you are a speaker, or have been granted financial support for lodging, we will make lodging arrangements for you and will contact you to provide further details as the conference approaches. Other participants will need to make their own reservations. Here are some hints:


To contact the organizers use the email address

Organizers: Nero Budur, Tommaso de Fernex, Roi Docampo, and Kevin Tucker.

You can download the conference poster here. Feel free to post it in your department.

Participant support provided by NSF via the RTG grant DMS-1246844.

Installations provided by the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC).

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