Positive Characteristic

Algebraic Geometry Workshop


March 21 - 23, 2014 at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC)


Organized by Zsolt Patakfalvi, Karl Schwede, and Kevin Tucker


Description: This workshop, aimed at graduate students and young postdocs, will expose participants to the use of Frobenius in the study of local singularities and global higher dimensional geometry in positive characteristic. We hope to incorporate a mix of introductory talks and problem sessions in groups, and will focus on presenting a number of open questions with sufficient background to be worked on both during and after the workshop.


The funding for this workshop comes from a National Science Foundation Research Training Grant (DMS 1246844).


Background references: Here is a link to some references it would be useful to look at before the workshop.


Important Dates/Information:


  • If you are planning to attend/participate in the workshop, please fill out the registration form.
  • Participants should plan to arrive in Chicago in the afternoon on Friday, March 21, and the first session of the workshop will be on Friday evening. The workshop will conclude with lunch on Sunday, and participants can plan to depart from Chicago in the afternoon on Sunday, March 23.