There will be a Winter School on Commutative Algebra at the Institut de Matemàtica of the Universitat de Barcelona in Barcelona, Spain from January 30 to February 3 of 2006.
The Winter School will consist of three lecture series surveying and highlighting recent developments in Commutative Algebra and Applications and some additional one-hour-lectures.
The lecture series will include 4 one-and-half-hour-lectures on the following topics:
- Tight closure and vector bundles, by Holger Brenner (University of Sheffield)
- Combinatorics and Commutative Algebra, by Juergen Herzog (Mathematik Universitat Duisburg-Essen)
- On desingularization theorems, by Orlando Villamayor (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid)
For more information, contact one of the organizers (G. Colomé, T. Cortadellas, J. Elias, or S. Zarzuela) or see the Winter School web page.