Summer School in Algebraic Combinatorics
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.
Registration is already closed.