Home Page of Piotr Pragacz

a picture

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

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

+48 22 5228 236
      fax: +48 22 6293997

For electronic address remowe all 'w's:
P(dotw) Prawgacz (wat) wimpan (pewriod) pwl



       Here you can find my

    short CV

    list of publications

articles to download


list of lectures


I am interested in formulas (mainly algebraic)
that give us interesting insights to 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 recent trips:

In 2019:

April 4-5: XV Szczecin Mathematical Colloquium

April 29-May 3:
Conference: "Real and complex singularities" in honour of A. Parusiński,
Institute Cargese (Corsica)

June 17-19:  The "Gdańsk-Kraków-Łódź-Warszawa Seminar in Singularity Theory"

June 30-July 6:  Accademia Peloritana dei Pericolanti, Messina

July 30: Łojasiewicz exponents; the University of Łódż

October 1-12:  RIMS, Kyoto University 
October 11: Algebraic Geometry Seminar

October 9-10: Okayama University of Science

November 10-23: Sapienza University of Rome

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)
(In the reference [Z], the last part of the webpage changed to: \quotes.html )

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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

Japanese Garden

Ester Ledecka   (Pyeongchang 2018)

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

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 Friedrich Hirzebruch and Adam Parusiński (May 1998)

With Lagrange in Torino (October 2004) - picture by Letterio Gatto

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 Mukai (June 2016)

After my talk in Edinburgh with Michael Atiyah (November 2016)

Accademia Peloritana Messina (May 2017)      after a lecture   

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."