Thematic Einstein Semester on

Algebraic Geometry

Varieties, Polyhedra, Computation

Winter Semester 2019/2020

Brill-Noether theory: geometric, tropical and singularity theory aspects

This workshop is aimed at discussing recent exciting developments in Brill-Noether theory. These will include the tropical and geometric approaches to the Maximal Rank Conjectures (in its various forms) and derived category aspects, as well as connections with surface singularity theory.

The workshop will be followed by the BMS Friday Colloquium by Sam Payne, on the 8h of November at Urania Berlin.

This event is part of the thematic semester Algebraic Geometry, which is devoted to algebraic geometry and to its application and is organised by Peter Bürgisser (TU Berlin), Gavril Farkas (HU Berlin) and Christian Haase (FU Berlin).

Times and Venue

The conference will take place from the 5th to the 7th of November 2019. All talks will be given in the Adlershof campus of the Humboldt Universität Berlin. More precise information about the schedule and location will appear soon.


The list of speakers includes:
Arend Bayer (University of Edinburgh)
Dave Jensen (University of Kentucky)
Eric Larson (Stanford University)
András Némethi (Rényi Institute Budapest)
Rahul Pandharipande (ETH Zürich)
Sam Payne (University of Texas at Austin)
Fank-Olaf Schreyer* (Universität des Saarlandes)
Martin Ulirsch (Goethe-Universität Frankfurt)
Filippo Viviani (Università Roma Tre)
* to be confirmed






For any question about this event, please contact Gavril Farkas (HU Berlin).