KUMUNU 2022 (Fall conference)


KUMUNU 2022 will be held October 8-9, 2022 on the campus of the University of Nebraska - Lincoln. All talks will take place in Avery Hall 115 and the breaks and poster session will take place in the hallway nearby.

KUMUNU, which is named for its original participating institutions (the University of Kansas, the University of Missouri–Columbia, and the University of Nebraska–Lincoln), has been an annual conference for commutative algebraists in the Great Plains region since 1999. It has grown significantly since its inception, and currently attracts about 100 participants from a significantly larger geographical region. The goal of KUMUNU is to provide a setting to share cutting-edge mathematical research and promote collaborations among algebraists in or within driving distance of the Great Plains region. Major goals specific to KUMUNU are to broaden the geographic reach of the conference, promote connection between commutative algebra and related areas, and showcase the research of early career mathematicians.

  • The conference will begin at 1 p.m. on Saturday, October 8, 2022, and conclude around noon on Sunday, October 9.
  • To be held in-person in Avery Hall on the campus of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, masks may be recommended or possibly required depending on local health conditions.
  • Poster session for junior researchers.
  • Reception on Saturday night.


Saturday, October 8th
Noon - 12:50 p.m. Registration
12:50 - 1 p.m. Opening Remarks
1 - 1:45 p.m. Luis Núñez-Betancourt, CIMAT: Rees algebras of determinantal ideals
2 - 2:45 p.m. Dale Cutkosky, University of Missouri: Anarchy in generically finite maps of positive characteristic surfaces
3 - 4:00p.m. Break and Poster Session
4 - 4:45 p.m. Claudia Miller, Syracuse University: Differential operators of low order for an isolated hypersurface singularity
5 - 6:30 p.m. Dinner on your own
6:30 p.m. Reception at the home of Roger and Sylvia Wiegand
Sunday, October 9th
9 - 9:45 a.m. Brian Harbourne, University of Nebraska: Algebraic Geometric Concepts Motivated by Inverse Scattering
10 - 10:45 a.m. Justin Lacini, University of Kansas: Syzygies of adjoint linear series on projective varieties
10:45- 11:15p.m. Break
11:15 a.m. - Noon Craig Huneke, University of Virginia: Weak and strong F-regularity

Click here to view the abstracts of the talks.

All talks will occur in Avery Hall 115.

Registration, Lodging, and Travel Support

Please register for the conference here by September 9th. (The earlier the better though, especially if you are requesting travel support.) The registration page includes instructions on how to book a room at the Graduate Hotel (direct billed to the Department), and also information on how to apply for travel support.

Registration link

For more information, please contact one of the organizers:

Tom Marley: tmarley1@unl.edu

Mark Walker: mark.walker@unl.edu

Rachelle Jensen: rjensen1@unl.edu