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Linz Algebra Research Day 2011 Christmas

We would like to invite everybody interested in algebra to an informal meeting on Monday, December 5, 2011 in the SP2 building of the JKU. This event also marks the beginning of the Forum Algebra (

The idea is that people from the different departments and institutes in and around the JKU, and generally all who are interested in algebra, come together and give a brief overview of their current research – just so that people know what the others are doing.

Place: Room S2 Z75: SP2 building of the JKU (map), in the Zwischengeschoss (entrance not by the main door but the one to the right!).

All presentations will be informal talks, 10 minutes long, on blackboard (no projectors/beamers) and aiming at a general algebraic audience. If you plan to talk, please send a title to David Sevilla ( There is no deadline! If the contents of your talk are based on someone else's, please indicate it so that we can schedule them accordingly. We expect to be able to accommodate all petitions.

Note to speakers: please note that 10 minutes is a very small amount of time for a talk; it is very easy to misestimate (90% of the speakers of the 2010 edition did!). You are encouraged to rehearse beforehand, even if you have a clear idea of what you will say. After all, rehearsing will take you only about 10 minutes.

Tentative schedule: this is probably the final schedule, up to minor changes or latest additions.

Time Speaker Title
08:59 Opening Remarks
09:01 Günter Pilz Equations over universal algebras
09:15 Erhard Aichinger Nilpotent algebras
09:30 Johannes Middeke First steps toward resultants for LPDOs
09:45 Gábor Hegedüs Closed 5R linkages
10:00 Arne Winterhof Check digit systems and orthomorphisms
10:15 Coffee break
10:30 Vice Rector Herbert Kalb Presentation of the Forum Algebra
10:45 Günter Landsmann Computing solutions of zero-dimensional systems of LPDOs
11:00 Rafael Sendra Computing the Singularities of Rational Surfaces Parametrizations
11:15 Carl Maxson Endomorphism Semigroups of Normal Bands
11:30 David Sevilla Tschirnhaus-Weierstrass curves
11:45 Milan Stehlik Fisher information, hyperbolic geometry and optimal design factorizations
12:00 Lunch break
13:30 Tim Boykett How much can I mess with the multiplication table and it still works? (Or: classes of algebras closed under isotopy
13:45 Gerhard Wendt TBA
14:00 Madalina Hodorog Singularities and knot theory
14:15 Estimated ending time (please note that more talks may be added at the end!)
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