# (Polytop)ics: Recent advances on polytopes

Polytopes have been present since the dawn of civilization, in the pyramids of Egypt and the platonic solids of Greece. They are fundamental objects in modern mathematics and naturally appear in many different fields, from optimization to algebraic geometry.

In recent years we have seen solutions to old problems as well as new exciting directions emerge. The aim of this conference is to provide an overview of the recent advances as well as showcasing some important questions for the future. Along with invited and contributed talks, we will have open problem sessions where participants can present a problem that they find interesting.

Confirmed Speakers are:

- Federico Ardila (San Francisco State University)
- Christos A. Athanasiadis (University of Athens)
- Matthias Beck (San Francisco State University & Freie Universität Berlin)
- Nick Early (Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton)
- Laura Escobar (Washington University in St. Louis)
- Katharina Jochemko (Royal Institute of Technology (KTH))
- Michael Joswig (Technical University Berlin & MPI MiS)
- Martina Juhnke-Kubitzke (University of Osnabrück)
- Fu Liu (University of California, Davis)
- Karola Mészáros (Cornell University)
- Arnau Padrol (Institut de Mathématiques de Jussieu)
- Igor Pak (University of California, Los Angeles)
- Victor Reiner (University of Minnesota)
- Francisco Santos (Universidad de Cantabria)
- Raman Sanyal (Goethe University, Frankfurt)
- Günter Ziegler (Freie Universität Berlin)

**The deadline for submitting contributed talks is March 9, 2021. General registration deadline is March 30, 2021.**

The link to the virtual event will be made available via email to the registered participants in due time.