Spring 2020, Ames, IA

Our next meeting is April 18-19, 2020, at Iowa State in Ames, IA. Below you'll find a schedule, titles and abstracts, and more, as they become available.


  • Aaron Bertram (Utah)
  • Juliette Bruce (Wisconsin)
  • Patricia Klein (Minnesota)
  • Alessio Sammartano (Notre Dame)
  • Greg Smith (Queen's)
  • Botong Wang (Wisconsin)


Please register for the upcoming meeting here.


The funding deadline for 2020 has passed. Contact Jason McCullough (jmccullo[AT]iastate.edu) if you still wish to attend the 2020 conference. We gratefully acknowledge NSF funding from grant number DMS-2000390 and from the ISU Department of Mathematics and the ISU College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
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Schedule (All talks are in Marston Hall 2155)

    • Saturday:
    • 12:00-12:45: Registration
    • 12:45-1:00: Welcome and Opening Remarks
    • 1:00-1:50: Greg Smith
    • 1:50-2:20: Coffee and Refreshments
    • 2:20-3:10: Alessio Sammartano
    • 3:10-3:40: Coffee and Refreshments
    • 3:40-4:30: Juliette Bruce
    • 4:30-4:45: Coffee and Refreshments
    • 4:45-5:30: Grad Student Turbo Talks
    • 5:30-6:30: Resfreshments and Discussion
    • 6:30-8:30: Conference dinner (ISU Memorial Union South Ballroom)

    • Sunday:
    • 8:30-9:00: Breakfast and coffee
    • 9:00-9:50: Aaron Bertram
    • 9:50-10:05: Coffee and Refreshments
    • 10:05-10:55: Patricia Klein
    • 10:55-11:10: Coffee and Refreshments
    • 11:10-12:00: Botong Wang

Titles and Abstracts

Lodging and Travel Info

Those participants who are granted funding will be housed at the Gateway Hotel, in Ames. The conference organizers will arrange rooms for funded participants. If you wish to book your own room, we have arranged for a block of rooms at the Sleep Inn to be available for $104 per night plus tax on Saturday, April 18, 2020. Use the following link . This price is good until March 18, 2020 or until all rooms are taken.

Most parking lots on campus allow free parking all day Saturday and Sunday. Recommended parking lots are: 4, 5, 8, 65, or the East Parking Deck. Here is a campus map.

Iowa State University is located in Ames, IA. If you are flying, your target airport is Des Moines (DSM). Ames is a 40 minute ride by car North from the airport. Executive Express runs a shuttle service to and from the airport. If you are driving, there are directions here. We expect most participants to arrive Saturday morning April 18 and depart Sunday afternoon April 19.