Macaulay 2 Workshop, January, 2010

Date: Mon, 10 Aug 2009 22:38:39 -0600
From: Amelia Taylor <>


Dear Macaulay 2 user,

With funding from the NSA, we are organizing a Macaulay 2 workshop, from 
Friday, January 8, 2010 through Tuesday, January 12, 2010, with Thursday 
January 7 and Wednesday January 13 serving as the travel days.  We note 
that this is just before the annual Joint Mathematics Meetings in San 
Francisco, and that the location of the workshop will be the 
Mathematical Sciences Research Institute in Berkeley, CA.  Activities 
will start first thing Friday morning (possibly Thursday night).

The purpose of the workshop is to bring the Macaulay 2 developers 
together with those who would like to share or to develop their skills 
at writing packages for Macaulay 2 and at developing the corresponding 
mathematical algorithms. Sample software projects that might be 
undertaken are visible here 
<> (although this page 
is rather out of date at this point and we are looking for participants 
who might have new packages they are interested in).

Attendance is by invitation only and all who are interested are 
encouraged to apply.  Financial support is available for approximately 
15-20 people who are citizens or permanent residents of the United 
States.  We regret this restriction, but it is due to the fact that our 
funding is from the NSA.  We are applying for alternate sources of 
funding for this and future workshops, but at this time we can only 
offer funding to citizens and permanent residents.

If you would like to attend, please let us know as soon as possible. 
Everyone interested is encouraged to apply, including graduate students 
and postdocs. Your application should include

1. information about what algorithms you would like to work on, and what 
you have done in the past,

2. whether or not you are a citizen or permanent resident of the US,

3. a good estimate of travel expenses, and whether you would require 
financial support for housing and meals, and if you will be willing to 
share a room, (rooms are in limited supply, if additional single rooms 
are available, and you want one, we may ask you to pay any additional 
cost).  Everyone should include this information in the event that we 
obtain additional funds.

4. your current institution, and if you are a graduate student, your 
advisor's name.

Applications are due by September 20, 2009 and we hope to allocate funds 
to participants by October 9, 2009.

Our organizers for the workshop are Amelia Taylor and Hirotachi Abo.  
Applications should be directed to
Amelia Taylor at

A few other pieces of information you may need:

1. If we pay for your travel, it must be on an American air carrier, if 
at all possible.

2. Please commit to being present for the entire workshop.

3. You will need to bring your laptop with Macaulay 2 on it to the 

Hirotachi Abo
David Eisenbud
Daniel R. Grayson
Michael E. Stillman
Amelia Taylor