PEAKs 2013:

Workshop on Perspectives and Emerging Topics in Algebra and Combinatorics
Haus Bergkranz, Austria

March 17-24, 2013


                                    Photo by Andreas Renner

The purpose of the workshop will be to present and further topics at the interface of algebraic geometry on the one hand, and discrete geometry / combinatorics on the other. The emphasis will be on concrete connections between the two subjects. Two such links between the communities go by the names of toric geometry and of tropical geometry. The focus of the meeting will be on identifying emerging trends, discussing work in progress, and above all, starting new projects and collaborations.

Participation is by invitation only.

Program Getting to Kleinwalsertal Recreational Activities
Participants The Facilities Haus Bergkranz

Schedule (tentative)
The schedule consists of 18 hours of lectures by participants. The program is designed to encourage new research initiatives by allowing enough free time for discussion and by having all of the participants in the same residence. We expect participants to arrive Sunday March 17th and leave Sunday March 24th. Lectures will start Monday morning and end on Friday evening. Saturday March 23rd. will be devoted to open discussions.



Name Affiliation
Klaus Altmann Freie Universität Berlin
Christine Berkesch Duke University
Greg Blekherman Georgia Tech
Winfried Bruns Universität Osnabrück
Renzo Cavalieri Colorado State University
David Cox Amherst College
Maria Angelica Cueto Goethe Universität Frankfurt
Sandra Di Rocco Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan
Olivia Dumitrescu University of California, Davis
Eva Maria Feichtner Universität Bremen
Joseph Gubeladze San Francisco State University
Christian Haase Goethe Universität Frankfurt
Milena Hering University of Edinburgh
Nathan Ilten University of California, Berkeley
Anders Jensen Aarhus University
Thomas Kahle ETH Zürich
Jesse Kass Leibnitz Universität Hannover and University of South Carolina
Martina Kubitzke Goethe Universität Frankfurt
Kaie Kubjas Freie Universität Berlin
Mathias Lederer Universität Bielefeld
Anton Leykin Georgia Institute of Technology
Matthias Lenz University of Oxford
Benjamin Lorenz Goethe Universität Frankfurt
Diane Maclagan University of Warwick
Christopher Manon George Mason University
Luca Moci Institut de Mathématiques de Jussieu (Paris 7).
David Perkinson Reed College
Sonja Petrovic Penn State University
Elisa Postinghel University of Warsaw
Tim Römer Universität Osnabrück
Francisco Santos Universidad de Cantabria
Raman Sanyal Freie Universität Berlin
Gregory G. Smith Queen's University
Frank Sottile Texas A&M University
Matthew Stamps Aalto University
Hendrik Süß Moscow State University
Nelly Villamizar Johann Radon Institute for Computational and Applied Mathematics (RICAM) - ÖAW


Haus Bergkranz

The workshop will take place at Haus Bergkranz, a sports and study center run by Goethe-Universität Frankfurt located in Riezlern (Kleinwalsertal), Austria. The center is located in a valley, at the bottom of the mountain. It is equipped with a conference room with overhead projectors, screans, white boards and two chalkboards that seats about 60 people, as well as a reading room. For more than 30 years Haus Berkgranz has been hosting students workshop, research conferences and other academic activities. The relaxing atmosphere of this setting located in the heart of the montain provides an ideal environment for fruitful mathematical discussions and strongly encourages interactions among participants.

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Getting to Kleinwalsertal

The Facilities

Recreational Activites

The event is sponsored by: