This year's speaker for the Chow lectures is June Huh (Princeton University).

June Huh is mainly known for solving long-standing conjectures in combinatorics and discrete geometry using and extending ideas from algebraic geometry. Among his fundamental achievements are solutions of the Heron-Rota-Welsh conjecture for matroids (together with Karim Adiprasito and Eric Katz), of the Dowling-Wilson top-heavy conjecture for projective geometries (together with Botong Wang), and the development of the theory of Lorentzian polynomials (together with Petter Brändén). His many distinctions include a Clay Research Fellowship, the New Horizons in Mathematics Prize, and the Fields Medal in 2022.

At the Chow lectures he will give an overview of recent developments in the theory of Lorentzian polynomials, starting from his initial work with Petter Brändén and covering some more recent works of Aluffi, Brändén-Leake, Chan-Pak, Hu-Xiao, Ross, Ross-Süß-Wannerer, and others.

The lectures will be accompanied by talks and exercise sessions lead by Chris Eur, Sofía Garzón, Alheydis Geiger, Shiyue Li and Jacob Matherne, as well as a historical talk by Norbert Schappacher.

This lecture series is named after Wei-Liang Chow (October 1, 1911, Shanghai – August 10, 1995, Baltimore), who was a celebrated mathematician best known for his work in algebraic geometry, though he also made important contributions to other areas such as differential geometry, differential equations, and control theory. Within algebraic geometry he is known among other things for his work on intersection theory (Chow's moving lemma, Chow ring), for Chow's theorem on algebraicity of projective analytic varieties, and for many other achievements.

Chow was born in Shanghai, had his school education in the United States, and graduated from the University of Chicago in 1931. He obtained his PhD in Leipzig in 1936, where he worked with van der Waerden (who was a professor at the University of Leipzig), introducing in particular Chow coordinates. Subsequently, Chow was a professor in Nanjing, Princeton and at Johns Hopkins University were he worked until 1977.

The idea behind the Chow lectures is to give students the opportunity to enjoy lectures by internationally renowned experts on active fields of modern mathematics and to create a stimulating research environment.

Limited travel funding can be provided for early-career participants such as postdoctoral researchers and PhD students. Applicants are expected to submit a brief academic CV and a motivation letter or an article on a related topic for evaluation. Further instructions on the funding application follow in the confirmation of registration.


Chris Eur

Harvard University

Sofía Garzón

FU Berlin

Alheydis Geiger

Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences

June Huh

Princeton University

Shiyue Li

Brown University

Jacob Matherne

North Carolina State University

Norbert Schappacher

Université de Strasbourg


08:30 - 09:00
09:00 - 09:10
09:10 - 12:00
12:00 - 14:00
14:00 - 15:00 Norbert Schappacher (Université de Strasbourg)
15:00 - 15:30
15:30 - 16:30 June Huh (Princeton University)
Recent developments in the theory of Lorentzian polynomials
16:45 - 18:00
19:00 -


George Balla

Mario Bauer

Erdenebayar Bayarmagnai

Barbara Betti

Viktoriia Borovik

Alessio Borzi

Marie-Charlotte Brandenburg

Peter Bürgisser

Jhon Bladimir Caicedo Portilla

Laura Casabella

Xiangying Chen

Alexandru Constantinescu

Adrian Cook

Henry Dakin

Sebastian Degen

Karel Devriendt

Kunal Dutta

Nick Early

Yassine El Maazouz

Chris Eur

Sergio Alejandro Fernandez de soto Guerrero

Luis Ferroni

Claudia Fevola

Mieke Fink

Vincenzo Galgano

Sofía Garzón

Alheydis Geiger

Zoe Geiselmann

Fulvio Gesmundo

Shahryar Ghaed Sharaf

Paul Görlach

Aurélien Gribinski

Christian Haase

Girtrude Hamm

Pengfei Huang

Kyle Huang

June Huh

Luca Iffland

Venkitesh Iyer

Manoel Jarra

Tong Jin

Michael Joswig

Leonie Kayser

Joris Koefler

Jan Kotrbaty

Kevin Kühn

Lukas Kühne

Mario Kummer

Seungkyu Lee

Christian Lehn

Frank Leitenberger

Shiyue Li

Yitzchak Lindenbaum

Georg Loho

Dante Luber

Emeryck Marie

Alejandro Martínez Méndez

Giacomo Masiero

Jacob Matherne

Leandro Meier

Amelie Menges

Stefano Mereta

Mateusz Michalek

Leonid Monin

Leonie Mühlherr

Simone Naldi

Johannes Oertel

Nimisha Pahuja

Niharika Paul

Dmitrii Pavlov

Anaëlle Pfister

Felix Pogorzelski

Kristian Ranestad

Sophie Rehberg

Angel David Rios Ortiz

Diego Antonio Robayo Bargans

Felix Röhrle

Kemal Rose

Flavio Salizzoni

David Sawall

Robin Schabert

Karin Schaller

Norbert Schappacher

Peter Schenzel

Victoria Schleis

Tobias Schnieders

Benjamin Schröter

Ádám Schweitzer

Sebastian Seemann

Javier Sendra Arranz

Christian Sevenheck

Tim Seynnaeve

Rainer Sinn

Linus Sommer

Peter Spacek

Avi Steiner

Monroe Stephenson

Bernd Sturmfels

Alexander Taveira Blomenhofer

Simon Telen

Francesca Tombari

Angelica Torres

Jiri Tuma

Martin Ulirsch

Luis Felipe Vargas

Lorenzo Vecchi

Emanuele Ventura

Lorenzo Venturello

Marcel Wack

Thomas Wannerer

Julian Weigert

Lena Weis

Maximilian Wiesmann

Jeferson Zapata

Chaoping Zhu

Scientific Organizers

Marie-Charlotte Brandenburg

Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences

Mario Kummer

Technische Universität Dresden

Christian Haase

Freie Universität Berlin

Administrative Contact

Mirke Olschewski

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