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Nordfjordeid 2017: Homological aspects June 12th, 2017

The Nordfjordeid Summer School, on “Homological aspects of commutative algebra”, will be held 12-16 June, 2017, at the Sophus Lie Conference Center, in Nordfjordeid, Norway.

The theme of the summer school is homological commutative algebra. The three lecture series will focus on recent progress on the so-called homological conjectures, and topics include free resolutions, combinatorial commutative algebra, Stillman’s question and the Eisenbud-Goto conjecture. The summer school will be aimed at phd students and advanced master students.

Invited speakers:

  • Gunnar Fløystad (University of Bergen)
  • Graham Leuschke (Syracuse University)
  • Jason McCullough (Rider University)

For more information, see the web page for the Summer School.

PRAGMATIC 2017, Catania, Italy June 19th, 2017

PRAGMATIC 2017 will be in Catania, Italy on June 19th – July 7th, 2017 (arrival date June 18th; departure date July 8th).


  • Brian Harbourne – University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska (USA)
  • Adam Van Tuyl – McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario (Canada)


  • Tai Huy Ha – Tulane University New Orleans (USA)
  • Enrico Carlini – Politecnico di Torino (Italy)

Topic: Powers of ideals and ideals of powers

The topics are motivated by algebraic problems related to the relationship between various notions of powers of ideals, and by geometric problems related to secant varieties, including, as just one among a constellation of variations, the Waring problem of writing a homogeneous polynomial as a minimal sum of powers of linear homogeneous polynomials, which translates algebraically into studying ideals of powers.

These topics will be approached from three points of view—algebra, combinatorics, and geometry—and the interactions between these perspectives will be developed. Participants will be invited to explore the evolution of the set of associated primes of higher and higher powers of an ideal. For ideals associated to a combinatorial object like a graph or hypergraph, one wishes to explain this evolution in terms of the original combinatorial objects. Similar questions concern understanding the Castelnuovo-Mumford regularity of powers of combinatorially defined ideals in terms of the associated combinatorial data.

From a more geometric point of view, one can consider how the relations between symbolic and regular powers can be interpreted in geometrical terms. Other topics to be studied include aspects of Waring type problems and symbolic powers of an ideal, for example, Waldschmidt constants, resurgences, and the persistence of associated primes.

A significant feature of this school of research is that participants will be divided into small groups (say groups of 2 to 3) to work on open problems on topics related to the main lectures. The lecturers will mentor each group, with the larger goal of providing each group with the basis for a project leading to a publication of the results in a professional journal.

People who wish to be considered either for participation and/or for financial support should fill an application form,

available at

which should be sent to the following address:


The deadline for applications is March 31th, 2017. The Committee of Pragmatic will decide about financial supports and admissions within April 15th, 2017.

Interested people who need more information about Pragmatic can contact any member of the local committee or write to the above e-mail address.

Further information and application form at:

See also:


  • Alfio Ragusa – Università di Catania
  • Elena Guardo – Università di Catania
  • Francesco Russo – Università di Catania
  • Giuseppe Zappalà – Università di Catania

Commutative Algebra meeting Algebraic Geometry: Dorin Popescu’s 70th birthday June 24th, 2017

The Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Bucharest, the Institute of Mathematics “Simion Stoilow” of the Romanian Academy and the Romanian Mathematical Society will organize the conference “Commutative Algebra meeting Algebraic Geometry” in honor of Dorin Popescu’s 70th birthday. The talks will take place at the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Bucharest, and will start in the morning of June 24th and end in the late afternoon of June 27th 2017.

Invited speakers include:

  • Marian Aprodu (Univ. Bucharest & IMAR, Romania)
  • Vasile Brînzănescu (IMAR, Romania)
  • Aldo Conca (Univ. Genova, Italy)
  • Sorin Dăscălescu (Univ. Bucharest, Romania)
  • Viviana Ene (Univ. Ovidius, Constanta, Romania)
  • Florian Enescu (Georgia State Univ., USA)
  • Jean Fasel (Univ. Grenoble Alpes, France)
  • Mihai Fulger (Princeton Univ., USA)
  • Gert-Martin Greuel (Kaiserslautern Univ., Germany)
  • Herwig Hauser (Univ. Wien, Austria)
  • Jürgen Herzog (Univ. Duisburg-Essen, Germany)
  • Srikanth Iyengar (Utah Univ., USA)
  • Radu Laza (Stony Brook Univ., USA)
  • Graham Leuschke (Syracuse Univ., USA)
  • Mircea Mustață (Michigan Univ., USA)
  • Ștefan Papadima (IMAR, Romania)
  • Gerhard Pfister (Kaiserslautern Univ., Germany)
  • Claudiu Raicu (Notre Dame Univ., USA)
  • Marko Roczen (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany)
  • Alexandra Seceleanu (Nebraska Univ., USA)

The organizers are Marius Vladoiu ( and Adrian Popescu.

For more information, see the web page for the conference.

The Prospects for Commutative Algebra, Osaka July 10th, 2017

There will be a conference “The Prospects for Commutative Algebra” at the Hotel Nikko Osaka, in Osaka, Japan, July 10-14, 2017.

Invited Speakers for Plenary Lectures

  • Winfried Bruns (Universität Osnabrück)
  • Aldo Conca (Università degli Studi di Genova)
  • Dale Cutkosky (University of Missouri)
  • David Eisenbud (MSRI/University of California Berkeley)
  • Daniel Erman (University of Wisconsin)
  • Shiro Goto (Meiji University)
  • Jürgen Herzog (Universität Duisburg-Essen)
  • Osamu Iyama (Nagoya University)
  • Srikanth Iyengar (University of Utah)
  • Ryo Kanda (Osaka University/University of Washington)
  • Kazuhiko Kurano (Meiji University)
  • Claudia Polini (University of Notre Dame)
  • Tony J. Puthenpurakal (Indian Institute of Technology Bombay)
  • Claudiu Raicu (University of Notre Dame)
  • Maria Evelina Rossi (Università degli Studi di Genova)
  • Frank-Olaf Schreyer (Universität des Saarlandes)
  • Karl Schwede (University of Utah)
  • Janet Striuli (Fairfield University)
  • Ryo Takahashi (Nagoya University)
  • Kevin Tucker (University of Illinois at Chicago)
  • Brooke Ullery (Harvard University)
  • Christine Berkesch Zamaere (University of Minnesota)

Organizing Committee

  • Dale Cutkosky (University of Missouri)
  • David Eisenbud (MSRI/U.C. Berkeley)
  • Shiro Goto (Meiji University)
  • Jürgen Herzog (Universität Duisburg-Essen)
  • Takayuki Hibi (Osaka University, Chair)

See the conference web page for more information.

M2 Conference/Workshop, Berkeley 2017 July 17th, 2017

There will be a conference and workshop at UC Berkeley, July 17-21 2017, on regularity and Stillman’s problem; the conference will honor Mike Stillman’s and Dave Bayer’s 60th birthdays. The conference will be the first two days (July 17-18), and the following 3 days will be the M2 workshop (July 19-21).

For more information please visit the website for the event. On the site you can register for the conference and workshop.

If you would like to apply for travel support please submit your registration by February 15, 2017. All are welcome to apply for support and priority will go to graduate students, postdocs, those from underrepresented communities, and those planning on attending both the conference and the workshop.

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Christine Berkesch Zamaere
  • Mel Hochster
  • Craig Huneke
  • Giulio Caviglia
  • Sonja Mapes
  • Jason McCullough
  • Irena Peeva
  • Alexandra Seceleanu
  • Mauricio Velasco


  • David Eisenbud
  • Sonja Mapes
  • Hal Schenck
  • Branden Stone
  • David Swinarski
  • Amelia Taylor

International Meeting in Commutative Algebra and its Related Areas, in honor of Aron Simis’ 75th Birthday July 17th, 2017

The Instituto de Ciências Matemáticas e de Computação, Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil will organize the International Meeting in Commutative Algebra and its Related Areas, July 17 – 21, 2017. A conference to celebrate Prof. Aron Simis 75th Birthday. The goal of the meeting is to promote different facets of Commutative Algebra and its Related Areas. The organization is still in progress.

Contact the organizers at if you have any queries about attending or participating in the seminar.

For additional information, see the webpage .

update 20 March 2017: The registration of the International Meeting in Commutative Algebra and its Related Areas (IMCARA 2017) are open.

For more information and fill out the registration form please go to the website

The registration fee includes a dinner party of the event.

SIAM Applied Alg Geom (AG17) July 31st, 2017

SIAM Conference on Applied Algebraic Geometry (AG17)
July 31 – August 4, 2017
Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia


Conference Co-Chairs

  • David A. Cox, Amherst College, USA
  • Serkan Hosten, San Francisco State University

Program Committee

  • Alicia Dickenstein, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Hoon Hong, North Carolina State University, USA
  • Teresa Krick, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Kristin Lauter, Microsoft Research, USA
  • Lek-Heng Lim, University of Chicago, USA
  • Dmitriy Morozov, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, USA
  • Frank Sottile, Texas A&M University, USA
  • Thorsten Theobald, Goethe-Universitaet, Frankfurt, Germany
  • Ruriko Yoshida, Naval Postgraduate School, USA

Local Organizers

  • Greg Blekherman, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
  • Anton Leykin, Geogia Institute of Technology, USA
  • Josephine Yu, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA

RSCAAG: Algebra, Combinatorics and Geometry of Monomials August 5th, 2017

The Institute for Advanced Studies in Basic Sciences (IASBS) and the Institute for research in fundamental sciences (IPM) are organizing the First Research School on Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry (RSCAAG) on the topic “Algebra, Combinatorics and Geometry of Monomials” from 5 to 17 August 2017 in Zanjan, Iran.

The aim of the school is to introduce research topics in the main streams of Algebraic Geometry and Commutative Algebra to young researchers and PhD students, and encourage them to collaborate in teams leaded by well-known mathematicians. To reach this aim, an educational-research school will be organized for a period of 2 weeks in IASBS. After some intensive courses on special topics, participants will be divided into groups and start work and research on some proposed related problems. These collaborations will be continued after the schools.

The topic of monomial ideals and algebras, as a subject of Commutative Algebra, Homological Algebra, Combinatorics and Geometry will be investigated from several points of view. The common point will be reaching to understand the behavior of monomials when the corresponding ideal or algebra has special properties.

Scientific Committee:

  • Eric Babson (University of California at Davis, USA)
  • Jürgen Herzog (University of Essen, Germany)
  • Abbas Nasrollah Nejad (IASBS, Zanjan, Iran)
  • Volkmar Welker (Philips-University Marburg, Germany)
  • Ali Akbar Yazdan Pour (IASBS, Zanjan, Iran)
  • Rashid Zaare-Nahandi (IASBS, Zanjan, Iran)


  • Ali Akbar Yazdan Pour (IASBS, Zanjan, Iran) (
  • Raheleh Jafari (KHU, Tehran, Iran) (
  • Salman Khodayifar (IASBS-Zanjan, Iran) (
  • Abbas Nasrollah Nejad (IASBS-Zanjan, Iran) (
  • Ashkan Nikseresht (IASBS, Zanjan, Iran) (
  • Ali Taherkhani (IASBS-Zanjan, Iran) (
  • Rashid Zaare-Nahandi (IASBS, Zanjan, Iran) (

Please find more information at the website for the school.

AMS Sectional, Denton TX September 9th, 2017

There will be a Special Session on Commutative Algebra at the Fall Central Sectional Meeting of the AMS, September 9-10, 2017. The organizers of the session are Jonathan Montano (U. Kansas) and Alessio Sammartano (Purdue U.).

AMS Sectional, Orlando September 23rd, 2017

There will be a Special Session on Commutative Algebra: Interactions with Algebraic Geometry and Algebraic Topology at the Southeastern Sectional Meeting University of Central Florida, Orlando, Orlando, FL September 23-24, 2017. The organizers are Joseph Brennan (Central Florida), Alina Iacob (Georgia Southern), and Saeed Nasseh (Georgia Southern).

For more information, see the AMS web page for the Special Session.