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 MATH+ Friday Colloquium by Sam Payne, on the 8th 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 Room 021 of IRIS Adlershof der Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Zum Großen Windkanal 6.


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)
John Sheridan (Stony Brook University)
Martin Ulirsch (Goethe-Universität Frankfurt)
Filippo Viviani (Università Roma Tre)


Tuesday 5 Wednesday 6 Thursday 7
10:00 - 11:00 Jensen Némethi Némethi
11:00 - 11:30 Break
11:30 - 12:30 Bayer Pandharipande Sheridan
12:30 - 14:30 Lunch Break
14:30 - 15:30 Larson* Jensen Ulirsch
15:30 - 16:00 Break
16:00 - 17:00 Payne Payne Viviani

*The talk of Eric Larson on Tuesday 5 will be from 14:45 to 15:45.


The abstracts for the talks can be seen here.


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