Cascade Lectures in Combinatorics

Fourth meeting

Saturday, April 22, 2023
Reed College, Portland OR

The Cascade Lectures in Combinatorics (CALICO) is a series of one day conferences being organized in the Pacific Northwest region, with funding from the National Science Foundation. They are aimed at graduate students, postdocs, and faculty, bringing in four expert speakers for each meeting and aiming to create a sense of community with friendly and frequent meetings. The fourth conference will be held in-person at Reed College.

Registration: see the main CALICO website (April 20, 2023 deadline).
Participant travel funding: see the main CALICO website. There is limited travel funding through the NSF, particularly for early career mathematicians and those lacking other sources of funding. It will be awarded on a rolling basis. See the main CALICO website for details.
Important parking information: See below.

Speakers: Federico Ardila, Sara Billey, Brendon Rhoades, Monica Vazirani.
9:30–10 am coffee break/check-in
10–11 am Talk: Combinatorial intersection theory, Federico Ardila, San Fransico State University.
11–11:30 am coffee break + undergraduate/graduate meet-and-greet (Room 332)
11:30–12:30 pm Talk: Combinatorial characterizations of smooth positroid varieties, Sara Billey, University of Washington.
12:30–2:30 pm lunch break
2:30–3:30 pm Talk: Zonotopal algebras, orbit harmonics, and Donaldson-Thomas invariants, Brendon Rhoades, University of California, San Diego.
3:30–4 pm coffee break + careers in liberal arts meet-and-greet (Room 332)
4–5 pm Talk: Parabolic Hilbert schemes and rational Cherednik algebras, Monica Vazirani, University of California, Davis.
Local information

Reed College, 3203 Southeast Woodstock Boulevard Portland, Oregon. The lectures will take place at the Music Rehearsal Room (PAB 320) in the Performing Arts Building.

IMPORTANT: Parking. If you are driving, you must park in the North Lot off of Steele Street. Those with accessibility issues should park in the West Lot off of 28th Avenue. Do not park in the East Lot off of Woodstock Blvd. The lots are marked on the map below.

Map of Reed College
Reed WiFi connection (see "How to connect to ReedXenia")

Lunch info