Spring School and Workshop on Polytopes

Monday, March 11, 2019 (All day) to Friday, March 15, 2019 (All day)

Spring School Monday & Tuesday

The Spring School is designed for advanced bachelor, master and PhD students. The aim is to prepare the participants in such a way that they can follow the lectures of the subsequent workshop. It consists of three crash courses:

  • Geometry of Polytopes, Monday (2x2h), Tim Römer (Osnabrück),
  • Random Polytopes, Tuesday (2h), Pierre Calka (Rouen),
  • Face Enumeration, Tuesday (2h), Hailun Zheng (Michigan).

Workshop Wednesday to Friday

The Workshop's topics include (but are not limited to)

  • face enumeration,
  • the study of special classes of polytopes, such as simplicial, balanced, centrally symmetric and flag polytopes,
  • high-dimensional aspects and threshold phenomena,
  • asymptotic and approximation properties.

The variety of topics is reflected by the list of invited speakers:

The principal goal is to bring together researchers having a probabilistic or a non-probabilistic angle on these topics, to exchange ideas and to stimulate new collaborations. Additionaly to invited speakers' talks there will be a limited number of 30 minutes contributed talks. The latter are selected among the registered participants by the organisers.

Ruhr University Bochum
Universitätsstraße 150
44801 Bochum


  • Registration for contributed talk: January 7, 2019,
  • Notification of contributed speakers: January 11, 2019,
  • Registration open untill February 11, 2019.

There is no registration fee. For the participants who want to attend the conference dinner on Thursday evening a small contribution will be collected at the registration desk.