Second announcement

The main lectures will be delivered by

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

General informations on the School and Workshop.
The School/Workshop is organized by G. Casnati, C. Fontanari, R. Notari, M.L. Spreafico. For contacting the organizers please send an e-mail to

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The School/Workshop is supported by CIRM -Fondazione Bruno Kessler (formerly CIRM-ITC), and by Dipartimento di Matematica-Politecnico di Torino and Dipartimento di Matematica-Università di Torino as part of the joint Project "Geometria delle Varietà Algebriche e dei loro Spazi di Moduli" cofinanced by Italian MIUR.
The School and the Workshop will take place at

Fondazione Bruno Kessler-IRST
via Sommarive, 18
38050 Povo (Trento) - Italy

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.

Aim of Workshop.
The Workshop is intended to discuss the state of the art. Up to now the following speakers have confirmed their participation: M. Andreatta, L. Badescu, L. Chiantini, M. Mella, Ch. Ranestad. People interested in delivering a short communication are kindly requested to submit the title and an abstract within August 26th to

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The School will start on Monday, 10th at 13.00 and it will end on Thursday, 13th at 17.00. Workshop will start on Friday 14th at 09.00 and it will end on Saturday 15th at 14.00. On Friday evening a social dinner open to the participants of the School/Workshop will be organized.

Financial supports for Participants.
There are some grants covering lodging expenses in double rooms for young participants. Applicants must fill in the online application form before June, 30th. The organizing commitee will examine the applications and will send out notifications of acceptance by July 20th.

Participants who do not require financial support are expected to fill in the on line registration form before July, 31st.

Further announcements.
A third announcement will follow, probably in June.