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Combinatorics meets Algebra, Geometry and Optimization


Barranquilla, Colombia


04/06/2018 to 15/06/2018


This summer school is the sixth "Encuentro Colombiano de Combinatoria (ECCO)” (Colombian Meeting on Combinatorics). Previous ones took place in Bogotá, Colombia in 2003, 2008, 2012, and 2014, and in Medellín, Colombia in 2016. The main objectives of the school are to bring young mathematicians from Latin America, Canada, USA and Europe into close contact with each other along with world experts in various fields of combinatorics and related areas and to promote mathematics among young students in a motivating environment. A long term objective of the school is to build a broad and dynamic network of researchers around quality research, regional and international cooperation, dissemination of knowledge, and commitment to the new generations in all aspects of society.

Administrative and scientific coordinators

Bernardo Uribe Jongbloed (Universidad del Norte, bjongbloed@uninorte.edu.co)
Vincent Pilaud (École polytechnique, France, vincent.pilaud@lix.polytechnique.fr)

Scientific committee

Carolina Benedetti (Universidas de Los Andes, Colombia)
Sara Billey (University of Washington, USA)
Felipe Rincon (University of Oslo, Norway)
Bernd Sturmfels (UC Berkeley, USA)

Scientific program

Course 1: "Reflection groups and enumeration", Vic Reiner (University of Minnesota, USA)
Course 2: "Polynomial Optimization", Rekha Thomas (University of Washington, USA)
Course 3: "Introduction to total positivity and cluster algebras", Lauren Williams (UC Berkeley, USA)
Course 4: "Polytopes - Extremal Examples and Combinatorial Parameters", Günter Ziegler (Freie Universität Berlin, Germany)

Website of the school


How to participate:

For registration and application to a CIMPA financial support, follow the instructions given here

Deadline for registration and application:  January 28, 2018.