Commutative Algebra and Applications to
Combinatorics and Algebraic Geometry

June 20-30, 2009  
Tehran, Iran  


Lecture Hall

The School will be held at Niavaran building Lecture Hall. There are 3 white boards but no black boards. We will prepare a laptop PC. You can use your own PC / our PC / Overhead projector for your lecture.

Travel to Tehran

Many major airlines have daily flights to Tehran:
• Lufthansa: Every Day
• British Airways: Every Day
• KLM: Every Day Except Wednesdays
• Turkish Airways: Every Day
• Emirates: Every Day
• Alitalia: Every Day Except Tuesdays and Thursdays
• Air France: Every Day Except Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays
• Iran Air: Daily flights from Europe and Far East

There are special agencies in Europe, North America and Far East handling reasonably priced tickets to Tehran.

How to Reach IPM from the Airport
• Upon arrival the most convenient way to reach IPM is to take a taxi at the airport directly to IPM.
• Please show the address to the driver. The address may be found here.
(Usually the drivers do not speak or read English.)
• The taxi fare is about 80,000 Rls. (from Mehrabad Airport)
• The taxi fare is about 150,000 Rls. (from Imam Khomeini Airport)
Don't forget to ask for a receipt.
• Make sure to take the official airport taxies which have representatives in the airport.

Important Notes
You may find banks to exchange major currencies at the Airport.
An approximate currency exchange rate is 1US$~9400 Rls and
1€~14500 Rls.
• Please note that standard credit cards e.g. Visa, Master or AmEXP, cannot be used in Iran.
• Do not forget to declare your foreign currency of more than 5000 dollars before leaving the customs area.
• Exchanging currencies other than US dollars or Euros is not as straightforward. So, please remember to carry your money in these two currencies.
• Note in Iran weeks start from Saturday and Friday is the official holiday. Thursdays many governmental offices are closed.

Electrical Appliance
• The electricity supply in Iran works at 220 V and 50 Hz. There are European standard sockets.

Tourist Information
• You may find the information of Iranian cities in this site:

• You may find weather forecast of Iranian cities in this site:

You may find the address of the restaurants close to IPM here.
• For more restaurant options in Tehran you may see: