Curriculum Vitae

Name: *Piotr Pragacz*

Date of birth: 15 April 1954

Nationality: Polish

Married, with three children

*Education: *

1973 - 1975 N. Copernicus University

1976 - 1977 Warsaw University

1978 (November-December) Universite Paris 7

*Qualifications: *

1977 M. Sc., 1981 Dr Sc. (both N. Copernicus University)

1990 Habilitation "Degeneracy loci and symmetric functions"
(Institute of Mathematics,

Polish Academy of Sciences)

*Full Professor* of Mathematical Sciences (1997)

*Post held: *

1977 - 1979 Junior Assistent, N. Copernicus University

1979 - 1981 Assistent Lecturer, N. Copernicus University

1981 - 1991 Adjoint, Institute of Mathematics, Polish Academy of
Sciences

1983 -1984 (October-September) Professor of Louis Pasteur
University, Strasbourg

1991 - 1997 Associate Professor, Institute of Mathematics, Polish
Academy of Sciences

1991 (February-August) Professor of University of Bergen

1993 -1996 Visiting Researcher, Max-Planck-Institut fur
Mathematik, Bonn

1997 - present *Professor* at Institute of
Mathematics, Polish Academy of Sciences;

*Head** *of Department of Algebra and Algebraic
Geometry (2000-2020)

Professor emeritus since 2020

2000-2001 (October-September) Visiting Researcher,
Max-Planck-Institut fur Mathematik, Bonn

2008-2009 (October-January) Visiting Professor of Kyoto
University

**Visiting professor positions (at least for 1 month):**

Universite Louis Pasteur Strasbourg 1981 (1 month), 1983 (1)

The University Roma Tor Vergata 1984 (1)

Brown University, Providence 1986 (3)

Universite Paris 7 1987 (1 ), 1990 (1)

UBC Vancouver 1989 (1)

KTH Stockholm 1989 (2)

The University of Bergen 1991 (6)

IHES Bures 1993 (1 )

Max-Planck-Institut fur Mathematik, Bonn 1993-1996 (36)

The University of Chicago 1996 (2)

Universite d'Angers 1997/1998 (1)

Max-Planck-Institut fur Mathematik, Bonn 2000-2001 (12 )

Academy of Mathematics and System Sciences, Chinese Academy

of Sciences, Beijing 2002 (1)

Max-Planck-Institut fur Mathematik, Bonn 2006 (3)

RIMS at Kyoto University, 2008 (4)

*Shorter visits (partial
list):*

Steklov Institute Moscow 1986, 1987, 1988

The University of Ferrara 1989

The University of Copenhagen 1989, 1990

The University of Bergen 1990

The University of Tromso 1990

National Polytechnic Institute, Mexico City 1990

Complutense University, Madrid 1992

Scuola Normale Pisa 1993, 1995

The University of Amsterdam 1995, 2000

ICTP Trieste 1995

The University Roma Tor Vergata 1997

Technion Haifa 1997

The University of Kagoshima 1998, 2008

Hokkaido University, Sapporo 1998

RIMS Kyoto 1998, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2019

Luminy 1999

Nankai University, Tianjin 1999

The University of Michigan 1999

North Carolina State University 2001

Newton Institute, Cambridge 2001

Romanian Academy of Sciences, Bucharest 2002

Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou 2002, 2017

METU Ankara 2004, 2006

Politecnico di Torino 2005, 2017

The University of Sao Paulo, Sao Carlos 2006, 2008, 2010

Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai 2007, 2009, 2018

Nagoya University 2008

Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai 2009

Feza Gursey Institute, Istanbul 2011

Hefei University of Science and Technology 2011

The University of Tokyo 2008, 2012, 2015, 2016, 2018

Osaka City University 2012

IMPA Rio de Janeiro 2015

Laboratory of Algebraic Geometry and its Applications HSE, Moscow
2015

Okayama University of Science 2016, 2019

Accademia Peloritana 2017, 2019

Alfred Renyi Institute of Mathematics, Budapest 2018

The Institute in Cargese 2019

Sapienza University of Rome 2019

*Main research topics:*

*former:
* - Determinantal ideals

- Syzygies

present:

- Symmetric functions - their generalizations and applications to geometry

- B-modules with applications to geometry

- The geometry of the zero schemes of sections of vector
bundles; more generally:

- Degeneracy loci of vector bundle homomorphisms

- Cohomological properties of homogeneous spaces and Schubert
varieties

- Chern class formulas in algebraic geometry

- Gysin formulas

- Characteristic classes of singular spaces

- Thom polynomials of singularity classes

- Positivity phenomena in algebraic geometry

- Order of tangency

- Lojasiewicz exponent

*Invited lectures (partial list):
*

Conference "Young tableaux and Schur functors in algebra and geometry", Torun 1980

Seminaire d'Algebre Dubreil-Malliavin, Paris 1984, 1988

Shafarevich Seminar, Steklov Institute Moscow 1986

Conference "Combinatorics, special functions and representation
theory",

Oberwolfach 1988

The Zeuthen Symposium, Copenhagen 1989

Algebraic Geometry Seminar, Oslo 1991

Max-Planck Institut fur Mathematik Bonn (MPI-Oberseminar or
Algebraic Geometry

Seminar) 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 2000, 2001, 2006

Le-Teissier Singularity Seminar (2 lectures), Ecole Normale
Superieure, Paris 1993

Algebra Seminar, Scuola Normale Pisa 1993, 1995

Summer School "Degeneracy loci and Schubert Varieties" (5),
Schloss Thurnau,

The University of Bayreuth 1995

Conference on Algebraic Geometry, ICTP Trieste 1995

Algebraic Geometry Seminar, The University of Chicago 1996

Algebraic Geometry Seminar, Weizmann Institute, Rehovot 1997

"International Conference on Intersection Theory", Bologna
1997, 1999

Conference "Singularities in Geometry and Topology", Sapporo 1998

Conference "Interaction of Combinatorics and Representation
Theory" (2),

RIMS Kyoto 1998

Algebraic Geometry Seminar, Nagoya University 1998

Conference "Renaissance of Combinatorics", Nankai University,
Tianjin 1999

Conference "The Heritage of I. Schur's 1901 Dissertation",
Gregynog Hall,

Newtown, Powys 2001

NSF/CBMS Conference on Algebraic Combinatorics, NCSU Raleigh, 2001

Colloquium, Beijing University 2002

Seminaire Lotharangien de Combinatoire "LascouxFest", St. Jacques
2004

Brieskorn's Singularity Seminar (2), Bonn University 2006

Conference "Real and Complex Singularities", Sao Carlos
2006, 2008

Colloquium, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai 2007

Algebraic Geometry Seminar, RIMS, Kyoto 2008, 2011, 2016, 2019

Algebraic Geometry Seminar, The University of Tokyo 2008, 2016

Conference "The Interplay of Algebra and Geometry", Cortona 2009

Conference "The Theory of Singularities", Hefei 2011

Conference "Arithmetic and Algebraic Geometry", The University of
Tokyo 2012

Conference "Schubert Calculus", 5^{th} MSJ-SI ,
Osaka 2012

Lie Groups and Representation Theory Seminar, The University of
Tokyo 2015, 2016

Thematic Program on Algebraic Geometry, IMPA Rio de Janeiro 2015

Kazarian-Lando Seminar, Laboratory of Algebraic Geometry and its
Applications

HSE, Moscow 2015

Leopold Infeld Colloquium, Faculty of Physics, The University of Warsaw 2016

Algebraic Geometry Seminar of Hodge Institute, Edinburgh 2016

International Festival in Schubert Calculus, Sun Yat-sen
University, Guangzhou 2017

Alfred Renyi Institute of Mathematics, Budapest 2018

Conference:"Geometry, Local and Global" in honour of V.
Srinivas, TIFR, Mumbai 2018

Algebraic Geometry Conference in honour of T. Katsura, University
of Tokyo 2018

Conference:" Real and Complex Singularities" in honour of A.
Parusinski, Cargese 2019

Algebra and Geometry Seminar, Sapienza University of Rome 2019

Analytic Geometry Seminar, University of Lodz online talk 2020

Algebraic Geometry Seminar, Jagiellonian University online talk
2020, 2021

"Degeneracy loci and applications", Ohio State University online
talk 2021

*Organizer of conferences, schools and research
groups:*

"Parameter Spaces" (with D. Laksov and S.A. Stromme), Banach
Center, Warsaw,

January 31-February 5 1994

Algebraic Geometry Summer School of Bayreuth University (with W.
Fulton and

M. Schneider), Thurnau, Germany, June 19-23 1995

"Schubert Varieties" (with W. Fulton and A. Lascoux),
Mathematisches Forschungs-

Institut Oberwolfach, March 31-April 5 1997

"Algebraic Geometry Conference - Hirzebruch 70" (with M.
Schneider, M. Szurek and

J. Wisniewski), Banach Center, Warsaw, May 11-16 1998

Impanga School "Characteristic Classes of Singular Varieties"
(with A. Weber), Banach

Center, Warsaw, April 22-28 2002

Impanga School "Stratifications of Moduli Spaces" (with G.
Banaszak), Banach Center,

Warsaw, May 13-19 2002

Impanga School "Schubert varieties" (with A. Weber),
Banach Center, Warsaw, May

17-23 2003

"Algebraic Geometry, Algebra, and Applications" (co-chairman;
organizers: N. Manev

and V. Drensky), Borovetz, Bulgaria, September 23-October 3
2003

Impanga School "Moduli Spaces" (with A. Langer and H.
Tutaj-Gasińska), Banach

Center, Warsaw, April 25-May1 2005

"Antalya Algebra Days 2005" (with S. Sertoz et al.), Antalya,
Turkey, May 18-22 2005

Impanga 100 Session "Algebraic cycles and motives", Banach Center,
Warsaw,

October 28-29 2005

Impanga School " Holomorphic symplectic singularities" (with
S. Cynk and

T. Szemberg), Banach Center, Warsaw, April 24-29 2006

Impanga Summer School on Algebraic Geometry (with H.
Tutaj-Gasińska et al.),

Banach Center, Będlewo, July 4-10 2010

Impanga Research Group "The ubiquity of Wronskians" (with G.
Kapustka),

Banach Center, Warsaw, October 11-18 2011

Impanga Research Group "Okounkov bodies and Nagata type
conjectures" (with

A. Kuronya and T. Szemberg), Banach Center, Warsaw,
September 22-28, 2013

Impanga Workshop "Projective geometry and syzygies" (with
K. Han, M. Kapustka

and S. Kwak), Banach Center, Warsaw, April 9-10, 2015

Impanga Workshop "Periods and Ricci flat manifolds" (with M.
Donten-Bury,

G. Kapustka, M. Kapustka, G. Mongardi) Banach Center, Warsaw,
September

11-15, 2017

Conference IMPANGA 20 on Schubert varieties (with Ch. Eyral, G.
Kapustka,

M. Kapustka, H. Tutaj-Gasińska) Banach Center Będlewo, and
online,

July 11-17, 2021

*Ph.D. students supervised:*

Jan Ratajski (IM PAN, Warsaw 1996): "Schubert
calculus for symplectic and

orthogonal flag varieties"

Ozer Ozturk (IM PAN, Warsaw 2010): "Selected topics on Thom
polynomials and

vector bundles"

*Master degree leading to publications:*

Witold Kraskiewicz (N. Copernicus Univ., Torun 1982): " The
Chow ring of a

Grassmannian"

**Seminars and advanced courses**** (partial list):**

The founder of the* IMPANGA Seminar*, its
organizer 2000 -2010, and 2011-12;

co-organizer 2012-21; starting from 2020, Honorary Chairman of Impanga

Co-organizer of

Lecturer on Schubert polynomials at the University of Bergen
(1991)

Lecturer on Schubert calculus for Ph.D. students at Warsaw
University

(the early 1990s)

Lecturer on intersection theory for Ph.D. students at
Jagiellonian University in Cracow

and Warsaw University (2001-2002)

*SSDNM-lecturer*
at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan and Jagiellonian

University (2012-2013)

Five lectures at Sapienza University of Rome on Gysin formulas,
November 2019

**Society Membership**

formerly: Polish Mathematical Society and American Mathematical
Society;

present: Mathematical Society of Japan (since 2014)

* Editing:
*

- an editor of the journal:

- an editor of the journal:* "Serdica Mathematical Journal" *(2004
- )

- an editor of the book series* "Monografie Matematyczne"*
(=mathematical monographs)

edited by IM PAN and Birkhauser-Verlag (2000 - )

Jury**:**

Member of the Jury of the* Kuratowski Award*:
1987-1990 (chair 1989-1990)

Member of the Jury of the* IM PAN Prize*: 2009-2012

Scholarships:

Supported by a scholarship of * Alexander von Humboldt
Foundation *during the

stays at Max-Planck-Institut fur Mathematik in Bonn in 1993, 1994
and 2006

Supported by* **
Max-Planck-Institut fur Mathematik in Bonn* during the stays

there in 1995, 1996, 2000 and 2001

**Grants:
**

Supported by an NSF grant during a 3 months stay at Brown
University in 1986,an NSF grant during a 2 months stay at the University of
Chicago in 1996

in 1989

Supported by KBN grants 1993-2007, an MNiSzW grant
2011-2014, and the**
**NCN

*The names of received
mathematical awards:
*

The Kazimierz Kuratowski Award for 1984

The Mathematics Prize of the Third Division of Polish Academy of
Sciences for 1990

The Waclaw Sierpinski Prize of
Polish Mathematical Society for 1990

**Fellowships, Honors:
**

Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship 1993-1995 at
Max-Planck-Institut

fur Mathematik in Bonn with Friedrich Hirzebruch as my host
professor

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Special scientific session dedicated to me on the
occasion of my 60th birthday,

Banach Center Bedlewo, 14.04.2015 (a part of the
conference "IMPANGA 15")

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Mathematical papers dedicated to me for my 60th birthday by:

D. Anderson and W. Fulton

(arXiv:1504.03615; Compositio 2018)

A. Iliev, G. Kapustka, M. Kapustka and K. Ranestad

(arXiv:1505.02389v2; Crelle's J. 2019)

*and
*

R. Rimanyi and A. Varchenko

T. Sasajima and T. Ohmoto

T. Katsura

L. Maxim and J. Schuermann

S. Yokura

L. Gatto and P. Salehyan

M. Zielenkiewicz

*(in "Schubert varieties, equivariant cohomology and
characteristic classes,
Impanga 15", Series of Congress Reports, EMS, 2018)
*

I was appointed **Corresponding Member of
Accademia Peloritana dei Pericolanti**,

Messina 20 May, 2016.

Seminar IMPANGA 423 on 08.10.2021 was dedicated to my

**retiremen**t. After some words of the Director Ł. Stettner,

we had talks: "Flag bundles, Segre polynomials and push forwards"

by L. Darondeau and "Periods of EPW cubes" by M.Kapustka.

Moreover, Ch. Eyral and L. Darondeau wrote articles on this
occasion

(see "20 years of IMPANGA" [NEWSLETTER of IMPAN 14 (2021) 18-19]

and "Isotropic Kempf-Laksov flag bundles"
[arXiv:2111.15245].

Comments of P. Achinger, J. Buczynski and T. Szemberg were

very valuable.

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(20.10.2021)