Summer School in Algebraic Combinatorics

July 15 - 19, 2024
Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences

Combinatorics is the study of finite and discrete structures. Starting from fundamental questions of ordering, decomposition and structuring of finitely many objects or states, combinatorics represents the nanotechnology of mathematics and its applications. Due to its interdisciplinarity, it is a central mathematical research area with influence across disciplinary boundaries, and hence plays a key role for Mathematics in the Sciences.

This summer school focuses on Algebraic Combinatorics. This branch employs methods of abstract algebra, notably group theory, representation theory and algebraic geometry, in various combinatorial contexts and, conversely, applies combinatorial techniques to problems in algebra. Key players include matroids, polytopes, hyperplane arrangements, root systems, generating functions, posets and lattices, symmetric functions, and Young tableux.

Three outstanding speakers (Chris Eur, Greta Panova and Vic Reiner) will present short courses on current topics in Algebraic Combinatorics. The lectures will take place from Monday afternoon to Friday afternoon. This school is part of the new DFG Priority program "Combinatorial Synergies".

Limited funding for accommodation and local travel support (e.g. trains and buses) is available for early-career participants such as postdoctoral researchers and PhD students. Applicants are expected to submit a brief academic CV and a motivation letter. The application for funding is included in the registration form.

The deadline for registering will be February 29, 2024. Registration will automatically close earlier if the number of participants exceeds the capacity of the conference.

Date and Location

July 15 - 19, 2024
Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences
E1 05 (Leibniz-Saal)
Inselstr. 22
04103 Leipzig

Scientific Organizers

Sarah Brauner
University of Quebec at Montreal

Christian Stump
Ruhr-Universität Bochum

Bernd Sturmfels
MPI for Mathematics in the Sciences

Administrative Contact

Mirke Olschewski
MPI for Mathematics in the Sciences
Contact by Email
24.09.2023, 01:28