Curves: Algebraic, Tropical, and Logarithmic (23w5101)


(University of St Andrews)

(Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen)

Dhruv Ranganathan (University of Cambridge)


The Banff International Research Station will host the "Curves: Algebraic, Tropical, and Logarithmic" workshop in Banff from August 6 to August 11, 2023.

The workshop is concerned with geometric objects arising from polynomial equations known as algebraic curves. Such curves have been studied extensively since the 19th century, but recent developments in combinatorics have led to a plethora of new techniques and solutions to major problems in the field. Bringing together experts from classical algebraic geometry and the adjacent combinatorial areas, the workshop aims to bridge the different points of views, identify key open problems in the field, and to examine how progress can be achieved via a combination of old and new tools.

The Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery (BIRS) is a collaborative Canada-US-Mexico venture that provides an environment for creative interaction as well as the exchange of ideas, knowledge, and methods within the Mathematical Sciences, with related disciplines and with industry. The research station is located at The Banff Centre in Alberta and is supported by Canada's Natural Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), Alberta's Advanced Education and Technology, and Mexico's Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (CONACYT).