Workshop on Discrete and Non-Linear Geometry

16th/17th of June, 2016 at TU Berlin

Topics include but are not restricted to sphere packings, matroid theory, polyhedral, tropical and algebraic geometry.


Technische Universität Berlin, Institut für Mathematik, Straße des 17. Juni 136, 10623 Berlin. Room: MA 313. Note that the presentation by Bernd Sturmfels will be given at Urania.

Thursday, June 16
14:00 - 15:00 Maryna Viazovska MA 313 The sphere packing problem in dimensions 8 and 24
15:00 - 16:00 Mario Kummer MA 313 Hyperbolic varieties, reciprocal linear spaces and their Chow forms
16:15 - 17:15 Michael Joswig MA 313 Polyhedra from weighted digraphs
17:15 - 18:15 Martin Henk MA 313 Discrete slicing problems
Friday, June 17
9:00 - 9:30 Kathlen Kohn MA 313 Coisotropic hypersurfaces in the Grassmannian
9:30 - 10:00 Georg Loho MA 313 Tropical linear inequality systems for Networks
10:15 - 10:45 Benjamin Schröter MA 313 Matroids and Splits
10:45 - 11:15 Philip Brinkmann MA 313 Enumeration of 3-spheres
As part of the BMS Fridays (different venue!):
14:15 - 15:30 Bernd Sturmfels Urania Tensors and their Eigenvectors

To read the abstracts, you can either click on the corresponding title or go to this page.

Social dinner

There will be a self-paid social dinner on Thursday night. Details to be announced.


Michael Joswig and Bernd Sturmfels

The support by the following organizations is gratefully acknowledged.