Home Page of Piotr Pragacz

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Institute of Mathematics,  Polish Academy of Sciences
(in Polish: Instytut Matematyczny Polskiej Akademii Nauk) ( =  IM PAN)

postal address: ul. Ĺšniadeckich 8, 00-656 Warszawa, Poland

+48 22 5228 236
      fax: +48 22 6293997

e-mail: P.Pragacz(at mark)impan.pl 

       Here you can find my


          list of publications

articles to download


list of lectures

IMPORTANT:  Anyone who wants a recommendation letter or an opinion from me,
should let me know about it at least one month before the deadline for such a letter.


I am mainly interested in algebraic formulas, which tell us
something  interesting about geometry. 

My professional activity, since 2000, is related to IMPANGA
please click on the logo:

IMPANGA (Algebraic
                  Geometry at IM PAN)


I am an editor of

Fundamenta Mathematicae

Serdica Mathematical Journal

IM PAN-Birkhauser's series "Monografie Matematyczne"

Here you can download the articles from:


Here you can find an errata to:


Some of my trips in the last and present years:

The University of Tokyo:
Arithmetic and Algebraic Geometry
  February 15-18, 2012

Osaka City University:  Math.Soc.Jap.Seas.Inst.5: SCHUBERT CALCULUS  July 17-27, 2012

RIMS at Kyoto University:  MSJ SI 6: DEVELOPMENT OF MODULI THEORY  June 11-21, 2013

Algebraic Geometry Session of the DMV-PTM meeting  
Poznan, September 17-20, 2014

Kinosaki Algebraic Geometry Symposium, Kinosaki Onsen, October 20-24, 2014

In 2015:

The last two weeks of March: Japan, mainly 
The University of Tokyo

April 12-18: Conference  IMPANGA 15  (poster)  and a 
session  ,  Banach Center, Bedlewo near Poznan

The last two weeks of May:
Special Trimester of Algebraic Geometry   at IMPA,
Rio de Janeiro

The third week of 
November:  Laboratory of Algebraic Geometry and its Applications 
Higher School of Economics
, Moscow

In 2016:

April 8-May 7:
The University of Tokyo: AG RT ;   RIMS ,   AG Kyoto University , Okayama University of Science

June 12-18: Conference "Varieties with trivial canonical bundles" - miniPAGES, BC Bedlewo

October 17: Jagiellonian University

November 7-12: The Hodge Institute in Edinburgh

November 30: The University of Poznan

One week in Toronto ( Fields Institute): Combinatorial Algebraic Geometry  (tentative)

In 2017:

One week in Messina (tentative)

Two weeks in Kyoto (tentative)

One week in November in Guangzhou  (tentative)

At the end of the mathematical part of this homepage you can find  "Humor in mathematics":
"Humor w matematyce" Konspekt Nr 1/2007 (28), 106-116 (in Polish)
pdf of the printed version

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The remaining part of my homepage is more private, and is related mainly to art and nature:

~100 things which impressed me most (in Polish)

"Zaszafie" (in Polish)

Engravings and water-colours by Maria Ksyk (in Polish)

Warsaw Philharmonic

Some recordings

Here is a couple of pictures:

With Alain Lascoux - my teacher (Nankai University, October 1999)

Kyoto (March 2011)

In Taizo-in

With Shigefumi Mori (probably holding a "Mori dream space")

With my daughter in Murin-an

With Shigeru Mukai


On "Philosophers Path" (December 2008)

After my talk at RIMS with (from left) Matsuki, Mori and Mukai (April 2016)

With Lagrange in Torino (October 2004)

With Ramanujan in Kumbakonam (March 2009)

In the house of Ramanujan in Kumbakonam (March 2009)

With Mariko and Mutsuo Oka (rainy June 2014)
        with Mariko      and also
A Tea house (October 2014)

With Shigeru (June 2016)

About the front page: the picture there shows some detail of my garden. I share the opinion
of Hermann Fuerst von Pueckler-Muskau (
1785-1871), who once said:
''Wer mich ganz kennenlernen will, muss meinen Garten kennen, denn
  mein Garten is mein  Herz."