We usually meet on Friday 10-12 in Room 5323 at JCMB (There is a break in the last week of October)
First meeting: Friday 2 October 2015, h 11am
Speaker: Noah White
Title: Geometric Invariant Theory: quotients in algebraic geometry

Second meeting: Friday 9 October 2015, 10am
Speaker: Martina Lanini
Title: Spherical Varieties: Examples and basic properties

Third meeting: Friday 16 October 2015, 10am
Speaker: Salvatore Dolce
Title: Local Structure and Classification

Fourth meeting: Friday 25 October 2015, 10am
Speaker: Salvatore Dolce
Title: Colored cones and fans

External from GEARS seminar at ICMS (Motivational talk for this working seminar): Thursday 5 November 2015, 3:45pm
Speaker: Salvatore Dolce
Title: Vinberg Monoid and Reductive Semigroups

Fifth meeting: Friday 13 November 2015, 10am
Speaker: David Jordan
Title: Affine Kac-Moody Groups

External from MAXIMALS seminar: Tuesday 1 December 2015, 3:10pm 6311
Speaker: Guido Pezzini
Title: Spherical subgroups of Kac-Moody groups

M.Brion, Introduction to actions of algebraic groups
G.Pezzini, Lectures on spherical and wonderful varieties
D.A.Timashev, Homogeneous spaces and equivariant embeddings
F.Knop, The Luna-Vust Theory of Spherical Embeddings