


Talks
This is a list of events where I was/will be participating.
For conferences or workshops that I am/will be (co)organizing,
click here.
Upcoming Talks

A combinatorial introduction to tropical geometry
Lecture series at the introductory workshop of the spring program
Real and tropical algebraic geometry,
Centre Interfacultaire Bernoulli,
EPFL, Switzerland, January 2126, 2008.

Mathematisches Kolloquium, Universität Oldenburg, January 30, 2008.

Mathematics Colloquium, Jacobs University Bremen, March 04, 2008.

Kolloquium Reine Mathematik, Universität Hamburg, April 04, 2008.

Arbeitsgemeinschaft "Tropical Geometry", Universität Frankfurt, May 16,
2008.

Conference in honour of Peter Orlik, Fields Institute,
August 1922, 2008.

Kolloquium über Kombinatorik, Universität Magdeburg,
November 1415, 2008.
Recent Talks
2007
 On a degree formula for Adiscriminants
Expert Workshop on Geometric Combinatorics,
Caesarea Edmond Benjamin de Rothschild Foundation Institute for Interdisciplinary Applications of Computer Science ,
Haifa University, Israel;
invited talk, November 1921, 2007.
 Tropical discriminants  an invitation to tropical geometry
Formal Power Series and Algebraic Combinatorics 2007,
Nankai University, Tianjin, China;
plenary talk, July 0206, 2007.
 An invitation to tropical geometry
DIAMANT/EIDMA symposium, Heeze, Netherlands;
invited talk, May 31June 1, 2007
 Nested set complexes in geometric combinatorics and beyond
Braids and their Ramifications, Cortona, Italy;
invited talk, May 2026, 2007
 Bergman fans of matroids and tropical discriminants
Workshop on Tropical Geometry, Loughborough University, UK;
two invited lectures, April 2123, 2007.
 Discrete Structures in Tropical Geometry
Minisymposium: Discrete Geometry,
Gemeinsame Jahrestagung DMV und GDM,
Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany; March 26, 2007.
 An Invitation to Tropical Geometry
BMSDays 2007, Berlin Mathematical School, Berlin, Germany; Feb 12, 2007.
 Tropische Diskriminanten
Reinhold Baer Kolloquium, Stuttgart, Germany; Jan 20, 2007.
2006
Yes, there is a gap in talks and conference travel. I had to cancel a number
of exciting trips  here
is a wonderful reason.
 Tropical Discriminants II (a package of talks joint
with
Alicia Dickenstein)
Elimination Theory and Applications;
CIRM, Luminy, France; invited speaker, May 1519, 2006.
 Newton polytopes of Adiscriminants
Enumerative Aspects of Polytopes;
AMS Spring Western Section Meeting, San Francisco, CA;
invited speaker, April 2930, 2006.
 Tropical Discriminants
Algebra Seminar, University of Washington, Seattle, April 25, 2006.
 Tropical Discriminants
Arrangements and Configuration Spaces;
Workshop, Northeastern
University, Boston, and
AMS Spring Eastern Section Meeting, Durham NH; invited speaker,
April 2123, 2006.
 Tropical ADiscriminants
joint seminar of the
algebra groups at Freiburg, Basel and Strassburg, University of Freiburg,
February 17, 2006.
 Polytope  Facettenreiches zwischen Geometrie und Optimierung
(slides in German)
"Probiert die Uni aus!," outreach event for female high
school graduates, University of Stuttgart, February 10, 2006.
2005
 Bergman fans of matroids and tropical Adiscriminants
Combinatorial Geometries and Applications:
Oriented Matroids and Matroids;
Luminy, invited speaker, November 711, 2005.
 Tropical ADiscriminants
Algebraic and Geometric Combinatorics, Anogia, Crete, invited main speaker,
August 2026, 2005.
 Nested set complexes and spaces of trees
Joint meeting of AMS, DMV, ÖMG,
Special session on algebraic combinatorics, invited speaker, June 1618, 2005.
 On the Geometry of De ConciniProcesi Models
Arbeitsgemeinschaft Algebra & Topologie,
University of Basel, June 10, 2005.
 Facets of geometry
(slides in pdfformat)
Women in Sciences, Rome; invited talk, May 27, 2005,
[conference poster in pdfformat]
 Einladung zum Glasperlenspiel
(slides in pdfformat, in German)
ETH Anniversary:
150 ETH Professors live  join us!;
3 public lectures in downtown Zurich, April 2005.
 Desingularizing finite group actions
MittagLeffler Institute,
Program on Algebraic Combinatorics, March 1, 2005.
 Nested set complexes and Bergman fans
Trends in Topological Combinatorics, Stockholm, February 1416, 2005.
 Facettenreiche Geometrie
(slides in pdfformat, in German)
ETH Anniversary: Contact to the guilds of Zurich;
Zunft zur Schneidern, February 7, 2005.

