SCHOOL (AND WORKSHOP) ON

THE GEOMETRY OF SPECIAL VARIETIES

TRENTO, SEPTEMBER 10-15, 2007




First announcement


Lecturers.

C. Ciliberto (Università di Roma II, It)
F. Russo (Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Br)

Organizers.
The School/Workshop is organized by G. Casnati, C. Fontanari, R. Notari, M.L. Spreafico. For contacting the organizers send a mail to

geometri [nospam] calvino.polito.it

Aim of the School.
The School is mainly aimed to Phd students and young researchers in Algebraic Geometry, introducing the participants to research, beginning from a basic level with a view towards the applications and to the most recent results.
A tentative program is as follows.
Secant and defective varieties. Classification of varieties with extremal tangential properties. Degeneration of varieties (expecially of toric varieties). Degeneration of maps (expecially of projections). Applications to the study of secant varieties. Toric degeneration. Tropical geometry.

Further announcements.
A more detailed second announcement (containing informations on accomodation, registration and financial supports) will follow probably in February 2007.