Pragmatic

Research school in Algebraic Geometry and Commutative Algebra University of Catania 
Editions 1997 1998 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 Pragmatic papers Postpragmatic event: Traumatic Worksop in London (2014) 
P.R.A.G.MAT.I.C.
(Promotion of Research in Algebraic Geometry for MAThematicians in
Isolated Centres) is a
project for stimulating researches in
Algebraic Geometry among young people especially those living in
isolated centers or peripheral Universities all over the Europe. There
are a lot of young talented mathematicians in many remote parts of
Europe, who are not so effective as they could be due to their
isolation. To give them the opportunity of new collaborations and
scientific horizons will mean to insure expansion and future to
Algebraic
Geometry in Europe. Pragmatic will take care of these aspects of
research in
Algebraic Geometry trying to create a center for training isolated
young mathematicians (and others), helping these young scientists to
find their own area of research.
In pursuit these goals Pragmatic will organize a period of lectures and seminars on very concrete problems related to fundamental topics in Algebraic Geometry and on techniques to solve them. How
Pragmatic works?
Every year, at Mathematics Department of the University of Catania, one
or two among the major experts in a specific field will be invited for
three weeks to give a series of lectures with the purpose of preparing
background, explaining fundamental results, citing references in order
to suggest problems and new themes of research to a group of young
participants. Then, by individual discussions and seminars, will be
studied methods to attack and to try to solve them. The results
obtained by the participants may be published on a special issue of the
scientific journal Le Matematiche (or submitted to other mathematical
journals). The success of Pragmatic is proved by a lot of papers
published along the years by the participants (see the list of the
papers). Pragmatic
will grant a
certain number of fellowships covering the full cost of boarding and
lodging in Catania and exceptionally some amount to cover travel
expenses. These
fellowships will be awarded to young European researchers, say at
prepost doctoral level, with preference to those belonging to isolated
centers or to geographically uncomfortable areas. In addition the
Committee of Pragmatic could admit to the courses and seminars some
other people who can be supported by their Institutions. The
Coordinators of
Pragmatic are At Catania there is a large group of researchers working on Algebraic Geometry. The members of the group always felt the problem of working in a peripheral center and with very low chances to discuss and meet frequently top researchers in Algebraic Geometry. This group would like to be a valid support to young mathematicians organizing Pragmatic and helping them during the courses. 