Southwest Local Algebra Meeting

New Mexico State University, 5–6 March 2011


Saturday 5 March

12.00–12.30 pm  Check-in and coffee/snacks
12.30–1.30 pm  Poster session
1.30–2.30 pm  Roger Wiegand
2.30–3.30 pm  Mara Neusel
3.30–4.30 pm  Poster session
4.30–5.30 pm  Dimitar Grantcharov
6.30 pm  Social gathering

Sunday 6 March

8.00–8.30 am  Continental breakfast
8.30–9.30 am  Clarence Wilkerson
9.30–10.30 am  Poster session
10.30–11.30 am  Janet Vassilev
11.30–12.30 pm  Scott Chapman

Download the conference poster (created by Kristen Beck)


To ease the planning we request that all participants fill out the registration form before 15 February 2011.

Travel and Accommodation

The conference takes place in O'Donnell Hall, 1220 Stewart Street, Las Cruces, NM 88003; see the campus map. The talks will be in OH 111 and the poster sessions in OH 104. Park in lot 55, 56, or 57; it is free on the weekend. O'Donnell Hall is between lots 55 and 56; see grid square D‑3 on the campus parking map .
The party will be at the residence of Professors Elbert and Carol Walker. Directions on how to get there will be in your participant's package.

Rooms have been reserved at the Ramada Palms de Las Cruces
hotel. To book at the conference rate, call 575-526-4411 and use code NMSU-SLAM. The rate is available until 18 February 2011.

There is a shuttle company that runs a service from El Paso Airport (ELP) to Las Cruces and back. One of their standard stops in Las Cruces is the hotel Ramada Inn.

Sponsors and Support

The meeting is supported by funds from the Office of the Vice President for Research, the College of Arts and Sciences and the Department of Mathematical Sciences at New Mexico State University. We have funds from the National Science Foundation for graduate student 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


Scott Chapman  (Sam Houston State University)
    Factorizations of algebraic integers, block monoids and additive number theory

Dimitar Grantcharov  (University of Texas-Arlington)
    Categories of weight modules of Lie algebras

>Mara Neusel  (Texas Tech University)
    Modular invariants of elementary abelian p-groups

Janet Vassilev  (University of New Mexico)
    When is a closure operation both a nakayama closure and a semiprime operation?

Roger Wiegand  (University of Nebraska-Lincoln)
    Building lots of big indecomposable modules

Clarence Wilkerson  (Texas A&M University)
    A relative form of Serre's polynomial ivariants theorem

Poster Presenters

Kristen Beck  (University of Texas-Arlington)
    Asymmetric linear complete resolutions over short local rings

Angela Brown  (University of Texas-Arlington)
    New results in finite geometries and how to connect them to K-12 mathematics

Linlin Chen  (University of Texas-Arlington)
    New examples of fractional dimension of translation planes

Nickolas Hein  (Texas A&M University)
    Degenerations that commute

Daniel Hernandez  (University of Michigan)
    Singularities of hypersurfaces via integration and the Frobenius morphism

Imad Jaradat  (New Mexico State University)
    Ga-action in C 4

Youngsu Kim  (Purdue University)
    When is an associated graded ring Cohen-Macaulay if it is a domain?

Micah Leamer  (University of Nebraska-Lincoln)
    Asymptotic behavior of the dimensions of syzygy modules

Paolo Mantero  (Purdue University)
    Cohen-Macaulayness of the square of an ideal

Abraham Martin del Campo  (Texas A&M University)
    Finiteness on homogenous Markov chain models

Zachary McGregor-Dorsey  (University of Colorado-Boulder)
    Full heaps over Dynkin diagrams of affine type A

Manizheh Nafari  (University of Texas-Arlington)
    Constructing quadratic quantum P 2 from graded skew clifford algebra

Lan Nguyen  (Purdue University)
    The equations of Rees algebras of ideals with linear presentations

Augustine O'Keefe  (Tulane University)
    Depth of toric rings arising from finite graphs

Jared Painter  (University of Texas-Arlington)
    Trivariate monomial resolutions generic vs. non-generic

Milos Savic  (New Mexico State University)
    Where is the logic in homology proofs?

Piyush Shroff  (Texas A&M University)
    Cohomology of quotients of quantum symmetric algberas

Branden Stone  (University of Kansas)
    Countable Cohen-Macaulay type and isolated singularities

Emily Witt  (University of Michigan)
    An example of computing local cohomology

Previous SLAM

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