Rationality of Algebraic Varieties

Schiermonnikoog Island, April 15 ― 19, 2019

Lighthouse of Schiermonnikoog (source: wikipedia)


Nicolas Addington* (U Oregon)
Daniele Agostini (Leipzig)
Ekaterina Amerik* (Paris Sud)
Arnaud Beauville (U Nice)
Thorsten Beckmann (Bonn)
Corinne Bedussa (Leuven)
Emma Brakkee (Bonn)
Ivan Cheltsov* (Edinburgh & HSE Moscow)
Jean-Louis Colliot-Thélène* (Paris Sud)
Carel Faber (Utrecht)
Gavril Farkas (HU Berlin)
Dino Festi (Mainz)
Salvatore Floccari (Nijmegen)
Gerard van der Geer (Amsterdam)
Brendan Hassett* (Brown)
Daniel Huybrechts* (Bonn)
Toshiyuki Katsura (Tokyo)
Martijn Kool (Utrecht)
Thomas Krämer (HU Berlin)
Alexander Kuznetsov* (Moscow)
Lisa Li (Bonn)
Renjie Lyu (Amsterdam)
Pablo Magni (Nijmegen)
Borislav Mladenov (Imperial)
Denis Nesterov (Bonn)
Johannes Nicaise* (Imperial & KU Leuven)
Matthias Paulsen (LMU Munich)
Francesco Russo* (Catania)
Stefan Schreieder* (LMU Munich)
Zoë Schroot (Amsterdam)
Benjamin Tighe (Univ. Georgia)
Burt Totaro* (UCLA)
Yuri Tschinkel* (NYU)
Sandro Verra* (Roma Tre)
Mingmin Shen (Amsterdam)
Andrey Soldatenkov (Bonn)
Lenny Taelman (Amsterdam)
Olivier Wittenberg* (ENS Paris)
Fei Xie (Bielefeld)
Jason van Zelm (HU Berlin)

* : speaker

- Schedule

Arrival day is Sunday April 14.

The conference lectures start on Monday morning and the last lecture will end at noon on Friday April 19. The conference will end with the lunch on Friday.

Monday, 15 April Tuesday, 16 April Wednesday, 17 April Thursday, 18 April Friday, 19 April
9:00 -- 9:50 Colliot-Thélène 9:00 -- 9:50 Kuznetsov 9:00 -- 9:50 Wittenberg 9:00 -- 9:50 Shen 9:00 -- 9:50 Schreieder
10:10 -- 11:00 Nicaise 10:10 -- 11:00 Agostini 10:10 -- 11:00 Soldatenkov 10:10 -- 11:00 Verra 10:10 -- 11:00 Lyu
11:20 -- 12:10 Russo 11:20 -- 12:10 Addington 11:20 -- 12:10 Cheltsov 11:20 -- 12:10 Kuznetsov 11:05 -- 11:55 Totaro
Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
16:30 -- 17:20 Amerik 16:30 -- 17:20 Kool Free afternoon 16:00 -- 16:50 Beauville End of conference
17:30 -- 18:20 Huybrechts 17:30 -- 18:20 Tschinkel 17:00 -- 17:50 Brakkee
18:00 -- 18:50 Hassett
Dinner at 19:00 Dinner at 19:00 Dinner at 19:00 Dinner at 19:00

- The full programme of lectures will be determined after arrival on the island.

- Lecture Hall : Dorpshuis (4 minutes walk from the hotel, as suggested by google maps).

- Breakfast : 8:00 (at hotel)

- Titles and Abstracts


Gavril Farkas, Gerard van der Geer, Mingmin Shen, Lenny Taelman

Practical Information

1. Venue and time

The conference will take place at Hotel van der Werff. The hotel address is Reeweg 2, 9166 PX Schiermonnikoog. Telephone number +31 519 531203.

Arrival time is Sunday afternoon, April 14. Departure is on Friday April 19 after lunch.

2. Getting here (from Schiphol Airport or Amsterdam Centraal)

You can first take an intercity train to Leeuwarden or Groningen.

From either Leeuwarden or Groningen, you can take buses (or a combination of local train and buses) to Lauwersoog, more precisely to the ferry there (Wagenborg Passenger Service). The address of the ferry service is: Zeedijk 9, 9976 VM, Lauwersoog. The bus stop of the ferry service is "Haven, Lauwersoog".

Then you need to take the ferry to Schiermonnikoog. You can purchase the ferry ticket online here. At the same website, you can also check the time schedule of the ferry services. Please check the ferry schedule before you travel and make sure that you can catch the service.

After you land on Schiermonnikoog, either the hotel bus will pick you up or you can take a local bus (line 2) to the hotel.

To plan your trip (train, bus and ferry), you can use 9292.nl.

3. Hotel in Amsterdam

Around Easter it will be very difficult to find hotel rooms in Amsterdam. If you need hotel rooms in the Netherlands before or after the conference, we advice you to also consider other cities.


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