Women in Commutative Algebra II
Villa Balduini - Tambosi
CIRM Trento, Italy
October 16 -20, 2023


The main objectives of this workshop are to advance commutative algebra through cutting-edge research, to promote the research of women in commutative algebra, to facilitate collaborative interaction between junior and senior mathematicians, and to provide mentoring for early career mathematicians.

We aim to help cultivate a research network among women commutative algebraists, including those from historically underrepresented groups, from universities with a teaching focus and small colleges, and those isolated geographically from potential collaborators.


Building on the WICA I model, we will divide the WICA II participants into smaller working groups. Each group will focus on a different research problem, directed by leaders in the field. The rest of the group members will be selected based on applications. The organizers will also work with the leaders in selecting group members with the appropriate training, expertise, and interest for each project.

Schedule: can be found here.

Research Topic Group Leaders
Lefschetz Properties in Algebra and Geometry Rosa Maria Miro-Roig
Nasrin Altafi
Tensor Decompositions Alessandra Bernardi
Maria Chiara Brambilla
Waldschmidt constant and resurgence for ideals of finite point sets Elena Guardo
Susan Cooper
Rees Algebras of Determinantal Ideals Kuei Nuan Lin
Louiza Fouli
Probabilistic models in commutative algebra: sampling and randomization Sonja Petrovic
Anna Bigatti
Commutative algebra in Schubert Calculus Jenna Rajchgot
Patricia Klein
Free resolutions Liana Sega
Oana Veliche

Application Deadline: May 1, 2023

Applications are now closed.

Families and Childcare:

We will be hosting a children-friendly event, where participants are welcome to come accompanied by their children and spouse or other caregiver. A room will be reserved at the venue for (breast)feeding/baby changing etc. If we know in advance how many children will be present and what their age is, we can arrange some small entertainment (crayons, books from the library, a guide on activities in the city and surroundings).

If you need info or have any particular needs, please contact Elisa Postinghel (elisa.postinghel@unitn.it)

How to reach Trento:

Trento can be reached from the main airports in northern Italy by bus/train.

  • From Verona Valerio Catullo airport: take a shuttle bus to the train station Verona Porta Nuova (Verona Airlink).
  • From Bologna Guglielmo Marconi airport: take a train to the railway station Bologna Centrale (Marconi Express).
  • From Bergamo Orio al Serio Airport: take a bus to Bergamo railway station (Airport bus ATB). You may also take a bus directly to Trento (Flixbus).
  • From Venice Marco Polo airport: take a bus to the train station Venezia Mestre (Airport service ATVO or bus 15 ACTV).
  • From Milan Malpensa Airport: take a train to the railway station Milano Centrale (Malpensa Express).
  • From the railway stations of Verona, Bologna, Bergamo, Venezia Mestre and Milano you can get to Trento by train (check the timetable and purchase your tickets on Trenitalia.com)

    How to reach the hotels from the train station:

  • Hotel Accademia (Vicolo Colico, 4/6, 38122 Trento TN)
    Follow this link (Google Maps).
  • Hotel Buonconsiglio (Via Romagnosi, 14-16 - 38122 Trento Italy)
    Follow this link (Google Maps)

    How to reach Villa Balduini-Tambosi:

    You can reach the workshop's venue from downtown Trento by Bus or by train:

  • Train: from the main railway station "Trento" to "Villazzano stazione Fs" and walk for 300 meters. There is a train leaving at 8:24 every morning.
    Train tickets can be purchased online here Trenitalia.com or at the station at the vending machines or at the ticket office
  • Bus n. 6 from "Gazzoletti Piazza Dante" to "Villa Tambosi" (link to route).
  • Bus n. 13 from "Piazza Dante Stazione FS" or from "Rosmini S. Maria Maggiore" to "Villa Tambosi" (link to route).
    Bus tickets can be purchased at any newsagent (there is one inside the train station), at some of the bus stops or through the app (Italian only) DropTicket (need help with Italian? Open the app, tap on the bus icon, select "urbano", select "Trento 70 min", tap on "Avanti", choose the amount ("quantita"), proceed with payment, scan your ticket's QR code on the bus by the driver's seat).
  • The entrance to the Villa is located on via Antonio Tambosi (a street going uphill from the roundabout), near the bus stop "Villa Tambosi", link.


  • Sara Faridi (Dalhousie University, Canada)
  • Elisa Gorla (Université de Neuchâtel, Switzerland)
  • Martina Juhnke-Kubitzke (Universität Osnabrück, Germany)
  • Haydee Lindo (Harvey Mudd College, USA)
  • Elisa Postinghel (University of Trento, Italy)
  • Alexandra Seceleanu (University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA)

    Organized in partnership with:








    University of Trento

    Dalhousie University