MPS Conference on Higher Dimensional Geometry, May 6-10, 2024

Date & Time


Location

Simons Center for Geometry and Physics
John S. Toll Drive, Stony Brook University,
Stony Brook, NY 11794 United States

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Mon.: 8:30 AM—5 PM
Tue.: 8:30 AM—5 PM
Wed.: 8:30 AM—5 PM
Thu.: 8:30 AM—5 PM
Fri.: 8:30 AM—2:00 PM

Deadline to Register

Monday April 8, 2024

Invitation Only

Organizers:
Paolo Cascini, Imperial College
Ivan Cheltsov, University of Edinburgh
Christopher Hacon, University of Utah
Rob Lazarsfeld, Stony Brook University
James McKernan, UCSD
Burt Totaro, UCLA
Chenyang Xu, Princeton University

Meeting Goals:
The Simons Conference on Higher Dimensional Geometry (May 6-10, Stony Brook) will focus on recent developments in algebraic geometry. Topics include K-stability, varieties defined in positive and mixed characteristic, Calabi-Yau type varieties, foliations and topology of varieties.

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    Monday, May 6th

    8:30 AMCHECK-IN & BREAKFAST
    9:30 AMPROGRAM | TBA
    10:30 AMBREAK
    11:00 AMPROGRAM | TBA
    12:00 PMLUNCH
    1:00 PMPROGRAM | TBA
    2:00 PMBREAK
    2:30 PMPROGRAM | TBA
    3:30 PMBREAK
    4:00 PMPROGRAM | TBA
    5:00 PMDAY ONE CONCLUDES

    Tuesday, May 7th

    8:30 AMCHECK-IN & BREAKFAST
    9:30 AMPROGRAM | TBA
    10:30 AMBREAK
    11:00 AMPROGRAM | TBA
    12:00 PMLUNCH
    1:00 PMPROGRAM | TBA
    2:00 PMBREAK
    2:30 PMPROGRAM | TBA
    3:30 PMBREAK
    4:00 PMPROGRAM | TBA
    5:00 PMDAY TWO CONCLUDES

    Wednesday, May 8th

    8:30 AMCHECK-IN & BREAKFAST
    9:30 AMPROGRAM | TBA
    10:30 AMBREAK
    11:00 AMPROGRAM | TBA
    12:00 PMLUNCH
    1:00 PMPROGRAM | TBA
    2:00 PMBREAK
    2:30 PMPROGRAM | TBA
    3:30 PMBREAK
    4:00 PMPROGRAM | TBA
    5:00 PMDAY THREE CONCLUDES

    Thursday, May 9th

    8:30 AMCHECK-IN & BREAKFAST
    9:30 AMPROGRAM | TBA
    10:30 AMBREAK
    11:00 AMPROGRAM | TBA
    12:00 PMLUNCH
    1:00 PMPROGRAM | TBA
    2:00 PMBREAK
    2:30 PMPROGRAM | TBA
    3:30 PMBREAK
    4:00 PMPROGRAM | TBA
    5:00 PMDAY FOUR CONCLUDES

    Friday, May 10th

    8:30 AMCHECK-IN & BREAKFAST
    9:30 AMPROGRAM | TBA
    10:30 AMBREAK
    11:00 AMPROGRAM | TBA
    12:00 PMLUNCH
    1:00 PMPROGRAM | TBA
    2:00 PMMEETING CONCLUDES
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    Participation in the meeting falls into the following four categories. An individual’s participation category is communicated via their letter of invitation.

    Group A – PIs and Speakers
    The foundation will arrange and pay for all air and train travel to the conference as well as hotel accommodations and reimbursement of local expenses. Business-class or premium economy airfare will be booked for all flights over five hours.

    Group B – Out-of-town Participants
    The foundation will arrange and pay for all air and train travel to the conference as well as hotel accommodations and reimbursement of local expenses. Economy-class airfare will be booked for all flights.

    Group C – Local Participants
    Individuals in Group C are considered local and will not receive financial support, but are encouraged to enjoy all conference-hosted meals.

    Group D – Remote Participants
    Individuals in Group D will participate in the meeting remotely. Please register at the link above and a remote participation link will be sent to you approximately two weeks prior to the meeting.

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    Air and Rail
    For individuals in Groups A and B the foundation will arrange and pay for round-trip travel from their home city to the conference.

    All travel and hotel arrangements must be booked through the Simons Foundation’s preferred travel agency.

    Travel specifications, including preferred airline, will be accommodated provided that these specifications are reasonable and within budget.

    Travel arrangements not booked through the preferred agency, including triangle trips and routing/preferred airlines outside budget, must be pre-approved by the Simons Foundation and a reimbursement quote must be obtained through the foundation’s travel agency.

    Personal & Rental Cars
    Personal car and rental trips over 250 miles each way require prior approval from the Simons Foundation via email.

    Rental cars must be pre-approved by the Simons Foundation.

    Hotel
    Participants in Groups A & B who require accommodations are hosted by the foundation for a maximum of six nights (arrival one day before the conference and departure the morning after the conference ends) at the Hilton Garden Inn. Any additional nights are at the attendee’s own expense. To arrange accommodations, please register at the link above.

    Hilton Garden Inn
    1 Circle Rd
    Stony Brook, NY 11794
    (631) 941-2980
    https://www.hilton.com/en/hotels/ispsbgi-hilton-garden-inn-stony-brook/

    Check in is at 3:00 PM check-in and checkout is at 12:00 noon.

    For driving directions to the Hilton Garden Inn, please click here.

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    Overview
    Individuals in Groups A & B will be reimbursed for meals and local expenses including ground transportation. Expenses should be submitted through the foundation’s online expense reimbursement platform after the meeting’s conclusion.

    Expenses accrued as a result of meetings not directly related to the Simons Foundation-hosted meeting (a satellite collaboration meeting held at another institution, for example) will not be reimbursed by the Simons Foundation and should be paid by other sources.

    Below are key reimbursement takeaways; a full policy will be provided with the final logistics email circulated approximately 2 weeks prior to the meeting’s start.

    Meals
    The daily meal limit is $125 and itemized receipts are required for expenses over $24 USD. The foundation DOES NOT provide a meal per diem and only reimburses actual meal expenses.

    • Meals taken on travel days are reimbursable.
    • Meals taken outside those provided by the foundation (breakfast, lunch, breaks and/or dinner) are not reimbursable.
    • If a meal was not provided on a meeting day, dinner for example, that expense is reimbursable.
    • Meals taken on days not associated with Simons Foundation-coordinated events are not reimbursable.
    • Minibar expenses are not reimbursable
    • Meal expenses for a non-foundation guest are not reimbursable.

    Group meals consisting of fellow meeting participants paid by a single person will be reimbursed up to $65 per person per meal and the amount will count towards each individual’s $125 daily meal limit.

    Ground Transportation
    Expenses for ground transportation will be reimbursed for travel days (i.e. traveling to/from the airport) as well as local transportation.

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    Registration and Travel Assistance
    Ovation Travel Group
    [email protected]
    (917) 408-8384 (24-Hours)
    www.ovationtravel.com

    Meeting Questions and Assistance
    Meghan Fazzi
    Manager, Events and Administration, MPS, Simons Foundation
    [email protected]
    (212) 524-6080

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