Thematic Einstein Semester on

Algebraic Geometry

Varieties, Polyhedra, Computation

Winter Semester 2019/2020


In Berlin in the winter semester 2019/2020 there will be a programme dedicated to algebraic geometry and organised within the framework of the Berlin Mathematics Research Center MATH+ and supported by the Einstein Foundation Berlin. The semester is devoted to interactions of algebraic geometry with other fields as well as applications with a potential impact from/on algebraic geometric methods.

Mailing lists

In order to be weekly updated with the activities of the semester, one can subscribe to the agplus-events mailing list.
In order to be updated with algebraic geometry events in Berlin even after February 2020, one can subscribe to the alg-geom-berlin mailing list.


The special semester features a fall school, and an opening conference and many other activities. Researchers (in particular those in MATH+) who wish to suggest additional activities are welcome to contact one of the organisers.

Winter Semester 2019/2020 courses at FU

Varieties, Polyhedra, Computation - Fall School
Varieties, Polyhedra, Computation - Opening Conference
Algorithmic Algebraic Geometry
Numerical Algebraic Geometry with Julia

Seminar on Applications of Hodge modules to birational geometry

From November 2019 to January 2020 there will be a seminar on Hodge modules and birational geometry at MPI Leipzig and Humboldt Universität Berlin.

Research Retreat

Before Christmas, from the 18th to the 20th of December, there will be a workshop mainly for young researchers. We are going to work in small groups on open problems.

Milestone Conference

The Milestone Conference will take place on the 27th and the 28th of February 2020.

Past Activities

PhD Students and Postdocs Seminars

There will be three PhD Students and Postdocs meetings taking place on the 25th of October at TU Berlin, on the 22nd of November at HU Berlin and on the 6th of December at FU Berlin.

Humboldt Universität Colloquium

On Monday the 9th of December at 13:15 in room 1.013 of the Department of Mathematics of HU there will be a colloquium given by the Fields Medallist Caucher Birkar. The title is "Applications of algebraic geometry".

Einstein Workshop on Polytopes and Algebraic Geometry

From the 2nd to the 4th of December 2019 there will be a workshop on Polytopes and Algebraic Geometry at FU Berlin.

related: Buildings, Varieties, and Applications

The workshop will be held at the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Science (Leipzig) from the 11th to the 13th of November 2019.

Brill-Noether workshop

From the 5th to the 7th of November 2019 there will be a workshop about Brill-Noether theory of algebraic curves at Humboldt Universität Berlin.

Opening Conference

The opening conference will be held in Arnimallee 22 (Room HS A) at Freie Universität Berlin from the 7th to the 11th of October 2019.

Fall School

The fall school will be held in Arnimallee 3 (Room SR 019 and SR 024) at Freie Universität Berlin from the 30th of September 2019 to the 4th of October 2019.

related: Real Applied Algebraic Geometry

The workshop will be held at TU Berlin from the 19th to the 20th of September 2019.

related: Complexity of numerical computation

The conference will be held at Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften from the 19th to the 23rd of August 2019.

related: Randomness and Learning in Non-Linear Algebra

The summer school will be held at the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Science, Leipzig from the 1st to the 4th of July 2019.


Peter Bürgisser (TU Berlin)
Gavril Farkas (HU Berlin)
Christian Haase (FU Berlin)