East African School on Applicable Algebraic Geometry.

Date and time: 
Mon, 2013-03-11 13:51

East African School on Applicable
Algebraic Geometry
6th to 28th July 2013
Bandari College, Mombasa, Kenya

This school is targeting graduate students and early career faculty who have an interest in pursuing research in algebraic geometry and its applications. Algebraic geometry is not present in the curricula of East African Universities yet it is a highly applicable, versatile, current and active research area. The School aims to develop expertise in algebra and algebraic geometry in the East African region and inspire graduate students and early career faculty who wish to pursue research in algebraic geometry and related fields.

The school will consist of a series of minicourses, assisted by example classes.

Week 1: Foundations
Linear algebra and Commutative ring theory
Week 2: Basics of Algebraic Geometry
Affine and Projective algebraic geometry
Week 3: Algorithmic applications
Toric geometry, Grobner bases and Algebraic statistics

Gavin Brown - Course Director ( Loughborough University, UK)
Balazs Szendroi (University of Oxford, UK)
Georg Hein (Universitaet Duisburg-Essen, Germany)
Gergely Berczi (University of Oxford, UK)
Joseph Grant (University of Leeds, UK)
Tom Denton (Toronto, Canada/Maseno University, Kenya)
Ruriko Yoshida (University of Kentucky, USA)

Scientific Committee

Claudio Procesi (Universita di Roma La Sapienza, Italy)
Balazs Szendroi (University of Oxford, UK

Damian Maingi (University of Nairobi, Kenya)
David Stern (Maseno University, Kenya)
Georg Hein (Universitaet Duisburg-Essen, Germany)
James Katende (University of Nairobi, Kenya)
Ramadas Ramakrishan (ICTP, Trieste, Italy)
Rikard Bøgvad (Stockholm University, Sweden)

Mathematicians and students from developing countries are eligible to apply for participantion, but applications from the East African region will be given priority. The school will be conducted in English and applicants must therefore have adequate proficiency in English.
We encourage participants to secure support for their own travel and subsistence from their home institution.
Limited funds are available for participants who are nationals of and are working or studying in a developing
country. Such funds are available for those who are under the age of 45 and will attend the course for the full

duration of 3 weeks


How to Apply for Participation

Send a one page CV indicating your academic qualifications and research interests to jkatende@uonbi.ac.ke and copy to pweke@uonbi.ac.ke. Include two academic referees who are familiar with your work. The deadline for application is 30th April, 2013.
More information is available on the link below


Local Contacts
James Katende, University of Nairobi
Prof. Patrick Weke, University of Nairobi


Expiry Date: 
Tue, 2013-07-30 13:51

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