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 University of Nebraska–Lincoln is hosting KUMUNU in the falls of 2019, 2020, and 2021.
- October 3-4, 2020
- University of Nebraska–Lincoln
- Research talks from prominent mathematicians working outside of the region and new results of researchers from regional institutions
- Poster session for junior researchers
- Dinner and reception