Algebraic Geometry and Commutative Algebra
A conference to celebrate Robin Hartshorne's 70th birthday
April 11-13, 2008
University of Illinois at Chicago


Marta Casanellas (Barcelona)
Tommaso de Fernex (Utah)
David Gieseker (U.C.L.A.)
Mark Gross (San Diego)
Robin Hartshorne (U.C. Berkeley)
Melvin Hochster (Michigan)
Craig Huneke (Kansas)
Rob Lazarsfeld (Michigan)
Juan Migliore (Notre Dame)
David Mumford (Brown)
Ignacio Sols (Madrid)

Conference Pictures

Downloadable poster from Scott Nollet's webpage

Organizing Committee

Mei-Chu Chang (Riverside)
Lawrence Ein (UIC)
Scott Nollet (TCU)
Bernd Ulrich (Purdue)
Robin giving a talk at a recent conference

Robin Hartshorne turns 70 on March 15, 2008. Professor Hartshorne has been a leader in algebraic geometry, making important contributions to duality theory, notions of ampleness, and the Hilbert scheme, for which he proved a general connectivity theorem in his 1963 thesis. His special interest in space curves shaped reflexive sheaves and liaison as useful tools and in 1997 he solved Zeuthen's problem, which had stood open for 100 years. Hartshorne's conjectures have stimulated the field and his book Algebraic Geometry (1977) introduced a generation of mathematicians to the subject. With 26 doctoral students and many collaborators, Robin has served as teacher and mentor to mathematicians throughout the world.

Further Information:

Registration: Send an e-mail to coskun at math dot uic dot edu

Indicate if you need travel support to attend - there may be limited support for young researchers

There is NO registration fee.

Scientific Program: Schedule of Invited Talks

Schedule of Contributed Talks

UIC Campus Map / Map of UIC area

Transportation from O'Hare Airport to UIC: Subway: costs $2.00 and takes about an hour.

Taxi: costs $30-50 and takes about 40 minutes and can take about an hour during rush hour.

Shuttle: some of the hotels have shuttles costing around $25-30.

For more information about transportation click here
Hotels/lodging near UIC: University of Illinois at Chicago site

Hotel Guide

This conference is supported in part by the UIC Visitors Fund and the NSF. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.