Mini School on Singularities of Surfaces

6-9 November 2019

Galatasaray University, İstanbul, Turkey



The mini school will consist of a series of 5 courses (3 hours each) given by specialists in the area. The lectures will be in english. The target public are graduate students, already familiar with Commutative Algebra and/or Algebraic Geometry. Researchers working on singularities or related areas are also welcome.

This workshop is supported by the bilateral project TUBITAK 118F320.


  • Pedro Daniel González-Pérez (Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain)
    Title: Blowing up of monomial ideals and the Semple-Nash modification on toric varieties.
  • Herwig Hauser (Universität Wien, Austria)
    Title: Blowups and resolution of singularities.

    The participants are invited to have a prior reading of Prof. Hauser's article with the same title, available on this webpage.

  • Matteo Ruggiero (Institut Mathémathique de Jussieu, Université Paris 7, France)
    Title: Intersection theory on valuation spaces and applications.
  • Ferran Dachs-Cadefau (Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg, Germany)
    Title: Multiplier ideals and applications.
  • David Trotman (Universite d'Aix-Marseille, France)(To be confirmed)
    Title: Stratified spaces and singularities.

To download the abstracts of the courses click here.


The registration to the School will take place on Wednesday 6 at 9:30. The registration and the courses will take place in room FEF9. There will be signs in the University indicating how to arrive there.

Wednesday 6 Thrusday 7 Friday 8 Saturday 9
9:30 - 10:00 Registration - Opening - - -
10:00 - 11:00 Hauser Hauser Hauser Ruggiero
11:00 - 11:30 Break Break Break Break
11:30 - 12:30 González-Pérez González-Pérez González-Pérez Trotman
12:30 - 15:00 Lunch Lunch Lunch
15:00 - 16:00 Dachs-Cadefau Dachs-Cadefau Dachs-Cadefau
16:00 - 16:20 Break Break Break
16:20 - 17:20 Ruggiero Trotman Trotman
17:20 - 17:40 Break
17:40 - 18:40 Ruggiero

How to arrive to Galatasaray University

Address: Çırağan Cad. No:36, 34349 Ortaköy İstanbul

To go to Galatasaray University, the easiest way is to go by foot, it takes about 15 minutes.

From Hotel Bellezza

Follow the instructions in this Google map:

From Ortakoy Princess Hotel

Follow the instructions in this Google map:

By bus

Walk to the bus stop Kabataş Erkek Lisesi in Çırağan Cad. and take one of the buses 22, 22B, 22RE, 25E, 30D, 40T, 42T, 57UL, DT2,U2 and get off at the next stop Galatasaray Üniversitesi

Follow the instructions in this Google map:

Organizing Committee


All interested people are required to register by an e-mail to:

The number of participants is limited by 30.

The application deadline is October 15th.

Registration Fee

There is no registration fee

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