Reading Course: Tropical Combinatorics and Geometry


Johannes Hofscheier (Nottingham) and Katharina Jochemko (KTH)

Date and location

Start: August 24, 2020
Weekly meetings on Mondays, 13:30 - 15:00 (Stockholm time)
Venue online: Microsoft Teams (Here are instructions on how to join a meeting.)


The reading course is embedded into an international reading group consisting of PhD students, postdocs and young faculty from several different European universities. The group meets once per week for a seminar talk by one of the participants, followed by discussions.


A limited number of places is reserved for PhD students in Stockholm. If you are interested in participating please get in contact with the organizers.



Besides general mathematical maturity (master in mathematics or equivalent) a solid background in polyhedral geometry as well as fundamentals of algebra/algebraic geometry are required.

Examination (tentative)

To fulfill the course requirements, every participant has to give a seminar talk (75 min) and write a seminar paper on the topic of the talk. Furthermore, every participant will be assigned to write a shorter summary of another talk in the course. We furthermore expect active participation and regular attendance.

Schedule (tentative)

All August 17 Welcome/Test session Link
Katharina August 24 I: 1.1-1.3 Link
Leonid August 31 II: 1.1-1.4; 2.1-2.4 Link
Aryaman September 7 I: 1.4+1.5+2.1 Link
Giulia September 14 I: 2.2 Link
Florian September 21 I: 2.3-2.7 Link
Girtrude September 28 I: 3.1-3.3 Link
Maria October 5 I: 3.4-3.6 Link
Leonardo October 12 I: 3.7-3.9 Link
Danai October 19 I: 3.10-3.11 Link
Marie October 26 I: 4.1-4.3 Link
Petter November 2 I: 4.4-4.6 Link
Felix November 9 I: 5.1-5.2 Link
Louis November 16 I: 5.3-5.4 Link
Lukas November 23 I: 5.5-5.6 Link
Fatemeh November 30 III Link