Sage Days 14: Sage and Macaulay2 for Algebraic Geometry Experimentation


March 10 - 12, 2009 in Berkeley, CA

This is part of the massive 2009 algebraic geometry program at MSRI.

We now have a poster (or get the svg source file).


Tuesday, March 10

9 - 10 am

William Stein: Introduction to Sage (NOTE: some examples rely on functionality not yet merged into Sage. Stay tuned!)

10:30 - 11:30

David Eisenbud and Mike Stillman: Doing Algebraic Geometry in Macaulay2 -- an introduction cubicsurface.m2 and cubicsurface.sws

1:00 - 2:00pm

Mike Hansen: The Sage/Macaulay2 interface

2:30 - 3:30 pm

Alex Ghitza: Algebraic Geometry using Sage main.pdf, SD14__Algebraic_schemes.sws, SD14__Morphisms_and_points.sws, SD14__Curves.sws, SD14__Elliptic_curves.sws, SD14__Visualisation_1.sws, SD14__Visualisation_2.sws, SD14__Visualisation_3.sws (NOTE: some graphing functionality relies on patches not yet merged into Sage -- so they'll probably not work for you yet.)

4:00 - 5:30 pm

Justin Walker et al.: Interactive Sage Tutorial - Using Sage (bring your laptop!) Sage Tutorial,Sage Resources,Sage Examples,RamifiedPrimes function

5:30 - 6:00pm

Project organization -- discussion by people interested in coding

Wednesday, March 11

9:30 - 10:30 am

Andrey Novoseltsev: Fibered K3 Surfaces using Sage (a.k.a. Lattice Polytopes using Sage) K3viaSage.pdf, SD14PolytopeDemo.sws

11:00am - 12:00 pm

William Stein et al.: discussion about mathematical software -- what do you want? Questions

1:30 - 3:00 pm

Mike Hansen, Michael Abshoff: Interactive Sage Tutorial - Developing for Sage (bring your laptop!)


projects and discussion by people interested in coding in Evans Hall

4:10–5:00pm, 740 Evans

William Stein: Number Theory Seminar (not on Sage)

Thursday, March 12

10:30 - 11:30am

Dan Bump: Lie theoretic methods in Sage (see

1:30 - 3:00pm

final coding sprint project wrap-up




See for the official list -- the below is not comprehensive!


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