TORINO, SEPTEMBER 23 - 27, 2002

Second announcement


R. Hartshorne (University of California, Berkeley, USA)
M. Martin-Deschamps (Université de Versailles, Fr)

The School/Workshop is organized by G. Casnati, N. Chiarli, S. Greco, R. Notari, M.L. Spreafico. For contacting the organizers please send a mail to

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The School/Workshop is supported by EAGER, GNSAGA-INdAM, MIUR.

General informations on the School.
The school will take place at

Dipartimento di Matematica
Politecnico di Torino Duca degli Abruzzi 24
10129 Torino - Italy

It is mainly aimed to Phd students and young researchers in Algebraic Geometry.

General informations on the Workshop.
Since we are planning to have a Workshop/Open problems session to discuss the state of art, experienced people are most welcome. We are also planning to have a Poster Session and a Communication Session. Informal discussions are welcome. Interested people are kindly requested to submit the title and an abstract of their Poster and/or Communication within September 15th to

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Aim of the School.
This course will aim to cover the basic known results, and also touch on open problems, in the area of classification of algebraic curves in a projective n-space. We will discuss the possible degree and genus of curves, the Hilbert scheme, and the irreducibility of certain components. The theory of liaison is a major tool. Here we discuss the relation of the Rao module to liaison equivalence classes, minimal curves and the structure of a biliaison class, and the irreducibility of the family of curves with given postulation and Rao module. The best results are obtained in projective 3-space, while analogous results in higher dimensions are mostly conjectural.
Some open problems are the connectedness of the Hilbert scheme of locally Cohen-Macaulay curves of given degree and genus in the projective 3-space, and the problem of whether the Rao module characterizes the Gorenstein liaison class in the projective n-space for n>3.

The planned accommodation is

Residenza Universitaria
via Cavour 32
10123 Torino - Italy
ph. +39-011-6531800

Until June, 30th we can reserve a small number of double rooms for 12,91 Euro per night per person. After that date we are no more able to guarantee such an accommodation. Other possible accomodations (close to Politecnico) are:

Hotel Bologna


ph. +39-011-5620290

Hotel Italia


ph. +39-011-5620402

Hotel Luxor


ph. +39-011-5620777

Hotel Universo


ph. +39-011-3852943

Residence S. Paolo


ph. +39-011-3853953

We suggest to reserve a room before the end of August.

To register you must fill in the below form before September, 15th and mail it to

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WARNING: If you want to be reserved a room in Residenza Universitaria, you must register before June, 30th.

Arrival day is September 22nd. The School will start on Monday the 23rd at 9 and it will end on friday the 27th at 13. The schedule for the Workshop, Poster session and Communications session will be decided later on..

Further announcements.
A third and final announcement will follow.


Registration Form


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