Southwest Local Algebra Meeting

Texas Tech University, 3–4 March 2012


Saturday 3 March

12.30–1.00 pm  Check-in and coffee/snacks
1.00–2.00 pm  Poster session
2.00–3.00 pm  Tsit Yuen Lam
3.00–4.00 pm  Kristen Beck
4.00–5.00 pm  Poster session
5.00–6.00 pm  Frank Sottile
6.30 pm  Social gathering

Sunday 4 March

8.00–8.30 am  Continental breakfast
8.30–9.30 am  Nathaniel Thiem
9.30–10.30 am  Poster session
10.30–11.30 am  Susan Morey
11.30–12.30 pm  Andy Magid

Download the conference poster


To ease the planning we request that all participants fill out the registration form before 13 February 2012.

Travel and Accommodation

The conference takes place in the Mathematics and Statistics building, Broadway/Boston, Lubbock, TX 79409; it's building 82 on the campus map. Parking in front of the building is free on weekends
The party will be at the home of Professor P.D. Mara Neusel. Directions on how to get there will be in your participant's package.

Rooms have been blocked at the Overton Hotel; the hotel is located
at the North East corner of the TTU campus. To book a room at the conference rate of $85 plus tax, please fill in the hotel section of the registration form.

Lubbock's Preston Smith Airport (LBB) is located about 8 miles from the TTU campus and the Overton Hotel, which offers a shuttle service to the airport.

Sponsors and Support

The meeting is supported by funds from the College of Arts and Sciences and the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Texas Tech University. We have funds from the National Security Agency and Oak Ridge Associated Universities for participant travel support.


Lars Winther Christensen (Texas Tech University)

Louiza Fouli (New Mexico State University)

Ray Heitmann (University of Texas-Austin)

David Jorgensen (University of Texas-Arlington)

List of Participants

See the conference pictures, courtesy of Timothy Price


Kristen Beck  (University of Arizona)
    On the Behavior of Depth and Dimension of High Syzygy Modules

Tsit Yuen Lam  (University of California-Berkeley)
    Commutators and Generalized Commutators in Matrix Rings

Andy Magid  (University of Oklahoma)
    Differential Modules over a Differential Ring

Susan Morey  (Texas State University)
    Properties of Edge Ideals

Frank Sottile  (Texas A&M University)
    Bounds for the number of real solutions to systems of equations

Nathaniel Thiem  (University of Colorado-Boulder)
    Supercharacters and the art of squinting in the right way

Poster Presenters

Praise Adeyemo  (University of New Mexico and University of Ibadan)
    The Distinguished Monomials Associated with the Ehresmann Cycles of Flag Manifolds

Taylor Dupuy  (University of New Mexico)
    Cohomology Classes Associated to Arithmetic Jet Spaces

Nickolas Hein  (Texas A&M University)
    Real Schubert Calculus

David Hren  (New Mexico State University)
    The Catapower of a Local Noetherian Ring

Harlan Kadish   (Texas A&M University)
    Applying Quasi-Inverse Rings to Algebraic Equivalence Relations

Paolo Mantero  (Purdue University)
    Minimal Elements of Liaison Classes

Trevor McGuire  (Louisiana State University)
    Free Resolutions of Ideals with Binomial and Monomial Generators

Jared Painter  (University of Texas-Arlington)
    The Algebra Structure of Tor for Trivariate Monomial Ideals

Lokendra Paudel  (New Mexico State University)
    Weak approximation for valuation overrings of affine domains

Laurie Price  (University of New Mexico)
    Closure Operations on the Submonoids of Natural Numbers

Denise Rangel  (University of Texas-Arlington)
    On the Category of Totally Reflexive Modules

Eliseo Sarmiento  (CINVESTAV-IPN)
    Evaluation codes and vanishing ideals over graphs and clutters

Lacy Scott  (University of Texas-Arlington)
    Collineations of Projective Planes

Piyush Shroff  (Texas A&M University)
    Finite generation of cohomology of quotients of PBW algebras

Simplice Tchamna  (New Mexico State University)
    Completion in the ideal topology of a Noetherian ring

Padmini Veerapen  (University of Texas-Arlington)
    Point Modules of Graded Skew Clifford Algebras

Bryan White  (University of New Mexico State )
    Star Operations on Numerical Semigroup Rings

Previous SLAMs

SLAM 2011 at New Mexico State University

SLAM 2010 at University of Texas-Arlington