Leipzig Lectures on Theta

March 14 - 18, 2022
Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences

Due to the Corona pandemic this event will be canceled.
We thank you for your understanding and apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.


The Riemann theta function is a central object throughout mathematics, from algebraic geometry to number theory, and from mathematical physics to statistics and cryptography. The aim of this meeting, inspired by Mumford's classical Tata Lectures on Theta, is to study the different aspects of this function and to connect researchers in algebraic geometry and other fields. The workshop will feature three minicourses, invited talks, and discussion sessions.


  • Bernard Deconinck (University of Washington) - Theta functions and water waves
  • Samuel Grushevsky (Stony Brook University & Simons Center for Geometry and Physics) - The Schottky problem
  • Margarida Melo (Universita Roma Tre) - Abelian varieties and tropical geometry


Limited funding is available for participants who kindly present their work in the form of a poster. Participants may apply for funding during the registration process. The deadline for funding application is January 31, 2022.

Due to current Corona regulations, on-site participation is limited to 25 participants. Registrations will be considered on a first come, first serve basis. Furthermore, there is a big fair taking place in Leipzig during the workshop week. We recommend to book accommodation as soon as possible.

Date and Location

March 14 - 18, 2022
Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences
Virtual event - Videobroadcast

Scientific Organizers

Daniele Agostini
MPI for Mathematics in the Sciences

Administrative Contact

Saskia Gutzschebauch
MPI for Mathematics in the Sciences
Contact by Email
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