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. Śniadeckich 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

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 trips in the past:

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:

March 7: Jagiellonian University, History of Mathematics Seminar

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

June 12-18:
Varieties with K=0, BC Bedlewo, poster

October 17: Jagiellonian University, Algebraic Geometry Seminar

November 7-12: The Hodge Institute in Edinburgh and Michael Atiyah

November 30: The University of Poznan, Arithmetic Algebraic Geometry Seminar

December 4-9: Toronto

In 2017:

May 5: The Jankowski Lecture and Impanga Seminar at the University of Gdansk

May 24/June 6: 2 weeks at Accademia Peloritana in Messina (talks also in Torino and Palermo)

October 2: Jagiellonian University, Algebraic Geometry Seminar; K. Rusek 70th birthday talk

November 6-10:  International Festival in Schubert Calculus, Guangzhou (Kanton)

In 2018:

April 23: Analytic Geometry Seminar at Jagiellonian University

April 23-24: Algebraic Geometry Conference at UP in Krakow

May 18: The Jankowski Lecture  and Impanga Seminar at the University of Gdansk

June 4: Seminar at Alfred Renyi Institute of Mathematics, Budapest

 October 1-5 
"Conference "Geometry, Local and Global" for V. Srinivas, TIFR Mumbai

October 3: Algebra Seminar at Indian Institute of Technology Bombay

November 8: Algebraic Geometry Seminar at the University of Szczecin

December 7: Impanga Seminar at IMPAN in Krakow

December 17-20: Algebraic Geometry Conference in honour of Toshiyuki Katsura,
University of Tokyo

In 2019:

April 29-May 3: Conference
"Real and Complex Singularities" Cargèse, France
in honour of  Adam Parusiński's 60th birthday.

RIMS, Kyoto

Accademia Peloritana, Messina

University Reggio di Calabria

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."