European Mathematical Society School


Rationality, stable rationality and birationally rigidity of complex algebraic varieties

September 3 - 9, 2017

The aim of the school is to bring together 20/30 young researchers in a cosy contest to teach them new results and methods on the generalised rationality problems, e.g. stable rationality, and the birational rigidity problem for rationally connected varieties. The two main courses will also be enriched by series of complementary lectures mainly focused on explicit calculations taught by two assistants who are distinguished researches themselves.

We have funds to cover the half board of about 20 young researchers.

To be admitted, for bureaucratic reasons, it is compulsory to pay a participation fee some days before the starting of the school. This fee includes half board for 6 days, and it can be refunded upon request.

More information at the registration web page.


The School will take place on September 3 - 9, 2017 in Udine (Italy), at Palazzo Antonini-Mangilli-del Torso site of the International Centre for Mechanical Sciences (CISM), Piazza Giuseppe Garibaldi, 18.



Ivan Cheltsov

School of Mathematics
The University of Edinburgh

Course Title:

Birationally rigid and
nearly birationally rigid varieties


Mingmin Shen

Korteweg-de Vries Institute for Mathematics
University of Amsterdam

Assistant to the course:

Stable birational invariants and
the generalised Lüroth problem


Hamid Ahmadinezhad

Department of Mathematical Sciences
Loughborough University

Assistant to the course:

Birationally rigid and
nearly birationally rigid varieties