In the Summer 2019, there will be a four-week long **Thematic Program in Commutative Algebra and its Interaction with ****Algebraic Geometry**, on the occasion of Bernd Ulrich’s 65th birthday. It will be held at the Center for Mathematics of the University of Notre Dame from Tuesday, May 28 until Friday, June 21, 2019. The organizers of the program are Craig Huneke, Sonja Mapes, Juan Migliore, Claudia Polini, and Claudiu Raicu.

**1. ***Undergraduate school *

**Tuesday, May 28–Saturday, June 1, 2019**** **

**3 courses with afternoon exercise sessions**

*Lecturers*:

Adam Boocher (University of Utah) **
**Sonja Mapes (University of Notre Dame)

**Claudiu Raicu (University of Notre Dame).**

*Teaching assistants:***
**Kuei-Nuan Lin (Penn State Greater Allegheny)

Youngsu Kim (University of Arkansas).

*Topics*

Homological algebra (Adam Boocher)

Monomial ideals (Sonja Mapes)

Determinantal ideals (Claudiu Raicu).*Panel**:*

A panel about applying to graduate school*Colloquium talk*:

Juan Migliore*Several social events are planned.*

**2. ****MSRI graduate school and Macaulay2 workshop**

**Monday June 3– Friday June 14**, **2019 **

**4 courses with exercise sessions plus a Macaulay2 workshop**

*Lecturers*

**Mark Johnson (University of Arkansas)**

*:*Linquan Ma (University of Utah)

Claudia Polini (University of Notre Dame)

Javid Validashti (Cleveland State University).

*Teaching Assistants:***
**Jeffrey Madsen (Purdue University)

Paolo Mantero (University of Arkansas)

Jonathan Montano (University of Kansas)

Lan Nguyen (Vietnam National University)

Wenbo Niu (University of Arkansas)

Thomas Polstra (University of Utah)

Alessio Sammartano (Purdue University)

Ilya Smirnov (University of Michigan)

Yu Xie (Widener University).

*Macaulay2 Coordinators:
*Dan Grayson (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

Sonja Mapes (University of Notre Dame)

Claudiu Raicu (University of Notre Dame).

Mike Stillman (Cornell University)

*Topics:
*Linkage and residual intersections, taught by Mark Johnson with teaching assistants Paolo

Mantero and Wenbo Niu.

Characteristic p methods and applications, taught by Linquan Ma with teaching assistants

Thomas Polstra and Ilya Smirnov.

*Blowup algebras, taught by Claudia Polini with teaching assistants Jeffrey Madsen, Lan*

Nguyen, and Alessio Sammartano

*.*

Multiplicity theory, taught by Javid Validashti with teaching assistants Jonathan Montano

and Yu Xie.

*Panel*

*:*

A panel about applying for grants and jobs, and about possible career paths

*Colloquium talks*

*:*

Robin Hartshorne

Uwe Nagel

*Several social events are planned.*

*3. International conference in honor of Bernd Ulrich*

**Sunday June 16–Friday June 21, 2019**

*Organizers:*** **

David Eisenbud, Craig Huneke, Sonja Mapes, Juan Migliore, Claudia Polini, and Claudiu Raicu

4 talks per day (2 in the morning, 2 in the afternoon)

30 minutes Q&A each day (only for peridoctoral students)

two poster sessions

*List of speakers:*

Lucho Avramov (University of Nebraska)

Giulio Caviglia (Purdue University)

Marc Chardin (University Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France)

Aldo Conca (University of Genoa, Italy)

Dale Cutkosky (University of Missouri)

Hailong Dao (University of Kansas)

David Eisenbud (MSRI and University of California, Berkeley)

Hubert Flenner (University of Bochum, Germany)

Louiza Fouli (New Mexico State University)

Juergen Herzog (University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany)

Mel Hochster (University of Michigan)

Craig Huneke (University of Virginia)

Srikanth Iyengar (University of Utah)

Steve Kleiman (MIT)

Andy Kustin (University of South Carolina)

Irena Peeva (Cornell University)

Marilina Rossi ((University of Genoa, Italy)

Aron Simis (Federal University of Pernambuco, Brazil)

Anurag Singh (University of Utah)

Karen Smith (University of Michigan)

Shunsuke Takagi (University of Tokyo, Japan)

Ngo Viet Trung (Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology, Vietnam)

Kevin Tucker (University of Illinois, Chicago)

Kei-ichi Watanabe (Nihon University, Japan).

*Poster Sessions Coordinator:*

Vivek Mukundan

Poster sessions*:*

Each peridoctoral student is given 5 minutes to present his/her work in front of his/her poster, then the participants can go around and ask questions.

*Several social events are planned.*** **