Announcement
We are pleased to announce a semester in a range of topics in algebraic geometry. The program is a part of series of research oriented
Simons Semesters at the
Banach Center in Warsaw (Poland). The Targeted Grant to Institutes of Simons Foundation is administered at
IMPAN (Institute of Mathematics of the Polish Academy of Sciences). Supplementary funding is provided by IMPAN and the
Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education (MNiSW).
One of the previous semesters also concerned algebraic geometry: miniPAGES (April 18June 18, 2016). The list of other semesters is available here.
Application is now open!
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Application deadline:  March 1, 2018 (with funding) 
 Aug 1, 2018 (without funding) 
Focus points

Group actions: Mori Dream Spaces, $T$varieties, also toric varieties, homogeneous spaces, contact Fano manifolds, Cremona groups, actions of finite groups, $\mathbb{G}_a$ and $\mathbb{G}_m$ actions on affine varieties,

Arithmetic: arithmetic aspects of differential equations, $p$adic cohomologies, crystals, CalabiYau varieties, arithmetic aspects of mirror symmetry,
 Parametrizing varieties: Hilbert scheme of points, rational curves on manifolds, secant varieties, tensor ranks, Waring ranks and related notions with their applications to complexity theory, engineering and quantum physics.
Activities
In addition to the events listed below, weekly activities will be held at the Banach Center in Warsaw and at the University of Warsaw. These will include research seminars, lectures, and lecture series given by the leaders of our program. Participation of postdocs and PhD students will be especially encouraged.
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Weekly Schedule
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The following is the default schedule for October and November (weeks 5 through 13). A more detailed schedule will be available later.
Monday
10:3012:00, IMPAN 408
Work in groups:
Hartshorne solvers
13:4514:15, IMPAN 409
Tea
15:1516:15, IMPAN 409
Tea and cake
Tuesday
10:3012:00, IMPAN 403
Lecture course 1
(lecture courses span two weeks each)
13:4514:15, IMPAN 409
Tea
14:1515:15, IMPAN 321
Research talk 1
15:1516:15, IMPAN 409
Tea and cake
15:4516:45, IMPAN 408
Work in groups:
HoloDModAnPosCha
Wednesday
10:0012:00, IMPAN 403
Work in groups:
Rigidity
13:0014:30, IMPAN 403
Work in groups:
CoCoMan
13:4514:15, IMPAN 409
Tea
15:1516:15, IMPAN 409
Tea and cake
16:0017:30, IMPAN 403
Work in groups:
PaRaCu
Thursday
10:0011:30, IMPAN 408
Work in groups:
Hartshorne Solvers
12:0012:45, MIMUW 5050
Research talk 2
lunch break at mimuw cafeteria
13:1514:00, MIMUW 5050
Research talk 3
15:1516:15, IMPAN 409
Tea and cake
Friday
10:3012:00, IMPAN 403
Lecture course 2
(lecture courses span two weeks each)
12:0013:00, IMPAN 403
Work in groups:
Secants
13:4514:15, IMPAN 409
Tea
14:1515:15, IMPAN 321
Research talk 4
15:1516:15, IMPAN 409
Tea and cake
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Calendar
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Week I (Sep 18)

Łukęcin school: Arithmetic of differential equations
Week II (Sep 1014)
Week III (Sep 1721)
Week IV (Sep 2428)
Week V (Oct 15)

Lecture course: Lfunctions of Kloosterman sums by Javier Fresán (Part I)
Week VI (Oct 812)

Lecture course: Lfunctions of Kloosterman sums by Javier Fresán (Part II)

Lecture course: Additive group actions on algebraic varieties by Alvaro Liendo (Part I)
Week VII (Oct 1519)

Lecture course: Additive group actions on algebraic varieties by Alvaro Liendo (Part II)
Week VIII (Oct 2226)

Lecture course: Introduction to Ahypergeometric functions by Frits Beukers
lecture 1 / lecture 2
Week IX (Oct 2931) (Nov 1st is a holiday in Poland)

Lecture course: Introduction to $p$adic Hodge Theory of algebraic and analytic varieties by Wiesława Nizioł (Part I)
Week X (Nov 59)

Lecture course: Introduction to $p$adic Hodge Theory of algebraic and analytic varieties by Wiesława Nizioł (Part II)
Week XI (Nov 1216)
Week XII (Nov 1923)

Lecture course: Linear Subspaces of Special Varieties by Nathan Ilten (Part II)

Miniworkshop on Toric Varieties organized by Klaus Altmann, Jarosław Buczyński, Nathan Ilten, Eleonora Romano, Robert Śmiech, and Jarosław Wiśniewki
Week XIII (Nov 25Dec 1st)

Lecture course: Secant varieties, tensor decomposition and identifiability by Massimiliano Mella
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Working Groups
The following are the research and study groups running during the VAT semester. Please contact the organizers listed below if you wish to join.
Notes from the work group discussion (Sep 13) (contains contact email addresses for the groups)
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List of Confirmed Participants
 Piotr Achinger (Sep 1Dec 1)
 Xiaohua Ai (Oct 1Oct 21, Nov 5Nov 18)
 Klaus Altmann (Sep 23Sep 29, Nov 21Nov 24)
 Frits Beukers (Oct 9Oct 28)
 Spencer Bloch (Oct 8Oct 13)
 Irene Bouw (Oct 21Nov 2)
 Aleksandra Borówka (Sep 1Dec 1)
 Paweł Borówka (Sep 1Dec 1)
 Michel Brion (Sep 23Sep 29)
 Jarosław Buczyński (Sep 1Dec 1)
 Dominik Burek (Sep 1Sep 30, more in October)
 Jose Ignacio Burgos Gil (Oct 21Oct 29)
 Jacob Cable (Sep 15Oct 21)
 Luis Alberto Cid Carreño (Sep 1Dec 1)
 Serge Cantat (Sep 2329)
 Alex Casarotti (Oct 5Dec 1)
 AnaMaria Castravet (Sep 23Sep 29)
 Pierre Colmez (Nov 7Nov 18)
 Sławomir Cynk (Sep 1Sep 30, more in October and November)
 Roberto Díaz Vivanco (Sep 1Dec 1)
 Valentina Di Proietto (Sep 1Sep 24)
 Hélène Esnault (Nov 12Nov 16)
 Stiofáin Fordham (Sep 1Dec 1)
 Javier Fresán (Sep 18, Oct 1Nov 2)
 Jędrzej Garnek (Oct 28Dec 1)
 Vasily Golyshev (Sep 20Nov 1)
 JunMuk Hwang (Sep 25Sep 29 and Oct 14Oct 19)
 Lars Hesselholt (Nov 11Nov 18)
 Nathan Ilten (Sep 1Nov 25)
 Joachim Jelisiejew (Sep 1Dec 1)
 Kiran Kedlaya (Sep 1Sep 29)
 Bruno Klingler (Oct 24Nov 9)
 Antonio Laface (Sep 22Oct 1)
 Joseph Landsberg (Sep 23Oct 2 and Nov 7Nov 11)
 Adrian Langer (Sep 1Dec 1)
 Christian Liedtke (Sep 2Sep 8)
 Alvaro Liendo (Sep 23Oct 23)
 Massimiliano Mella (Nov 24Dec 1)
 Ahmad Mokhtar (Sep 1Dec 1)
 Mandira Mondal (Sep 17Sep 29)
 Matthew Morrow (1 week)
 Wiesława Nizioł (Oct 19Nov 18)
 Bernt Ivar Utstøl Nødland (Sep 22Oct 26)
 Luke Oeding (Sep 1Dec 1)
 Giorgio Ottaviani (Sep 2330)
 Elisa Postinghel (Sep 23Sep 29)
 Yichen Qin (Oct 131)
 Iryna Raievska (Sep 1Dec 1)
 Maryna Raievska (Sep 1Dec 1)
 Andriy Regeta (Sep 23Sep 29)
 Nuno Romão (Sep 23Oct 22)
 Praveen Roy (Sep 1Oct 1)
 Matthias Schuett (Sep 26Sep 28)
 Dali Shen (Sep 1Sep 30)
 Atsushi Shiho (Oct 2127, Nov 11Nov 17)
 Bernd Sturmfels (Sep 2529)
 Duco van Straten (Sep 22Oct 21)
 Ricardo B. Suarez (Sep 1Oct 1)
 Hendrik Süß (Sep 22Oct 21)
 Lenny Taelman (Sep 28  Oct 4)
 Zach Teitler (Sep 23Sep 29)
 Christian Urech (Sep 16Oct 6)
 Emanuele Ventura (Sep 28 and Sep 13Dec 1)
 Fernando Rodriguez Villegas (Sep 1Sep 15)
 Masha Vlasenko (Sep 1Dec 1)
 Jarosław Wiśniewski (Sep 1Dec 1)
 Don Zagier (Sep 20Sep 23)
 Mikhail Zaidenberg (Sep 1Sep 30)
 Maciej Zdanowicz (Sep 1Sep 29, Nov 1115)
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Local Information
How to Acknowledge the Semester
In publications an acknowledgement "This work was partially supported by the grant 346300 for IMPAN from the Simons Foundation and the matching 20152019 Polish MNiSW fund” would be appreciated.
Participants are also kindly asked to add a "Report number" to all publications posted on arxiv.org, which are related to participation in the Simons Semester Varieties: Arithmetic and Transformations in Warsaw Sep 1Dec 1, 2018. The code to add is:
BCSim2018s09
One can add this code:
1) upon a submission of the paper,
2) upon submitting a revision,
3) without changing the paper.
For 1), and 2), one just adds the report number as a part of Metadata.
For 3), in personal arxiv account, click "journalref" and add the code in the field "Report number".