The study of arrangements (linear, toric and elliptic) and their complements is a
classical topic, fueled by the interaction of topology, algebra, geometry and combinatorics. It does
pertain to many classical lines of research but it also has, time and again, interacted fruitfully with
modern developments in each of the above four fields, not to mention the relevance for
applications of results and methods from it.
This meeting is a main node in a series of international events that help shape the development of the subject across its broad, international and diverse research community. In particular, we will provide impulse to the field and its applications by gathering leading experts and strongly promising young researchers from all over the world and fostering a substantive exchange of ideas around established as well as new topics. Moreover, the conference will give an opportunity to researchers from neighboring fields to have an in-depth glimpse into this exciting subject.
Some of the key topics of the workshop will be: a) Configuration spaces and braid groups, b) Combinatorics and representation theory associated to wonderful compactifications and toric arrangements, Kazhdan-Lusztig polynomials for general matroids, c) Resonance varieties, d) Study of free arrangements, e) Connections to tropical geometry.
This international relevance is bolstered by significant interfaces with applications - e.g., to topological robotics, social sciences, data analysis and distributed computing - through exchange of relevant results or common techniques.
Limited funding is available for young participants (PhD students and post-doc), only for meals and lodging. Please link to http://www.maestran.ch/ACT/CM/AB/ to apply.