Student Tropical Algebraic Geometry Symposium 2015

April 17-19 at Brown University

What is STAGS?

The Student Tropical Algebraic Geometry Symposium is the second edition of a conference about tropical geometry (broadly defined) and nearby areas. Our target participants are graduate students and early postdoctoral fellows. We hope that most participants will be able to give talks, either on their own research, or expository talks on a certain aspects of tropical geometry. The first Student Tropical Algebraic Geometry Seminar was held at Yale University in 2014.

Our primary objective is for everyone to learn about their colleagues’ work, or the areas of research they are interested in. In particular, we would be very happy to have people interested in tropical geometry coming from very different backgrounds. We aim to promote conversation between people that are fluent, for example, in the theory of amoebas, in weighted polyhedral complexes, tropicalization, the theory of divisors on graphs, as well as Berkovich analytic geometry. We would like to expose the participants to many topics of recent research interest, such as the study of limit linear series on curves, Brill-Noether theory, the (tropical) geometry of moduli spaces, tropical intersection theory, connections to logarithmic geometry, matroid theory, and many others.

Please also consider attending our tropical sister conference, the Students' Workshop on Tropical and Non-Archimedean Geometry at the University of Regensburg.


Please fill out this form in order to register. The registration deadline is March 1, 2015.


We hope that most participants can cover their own travel expenses, or have their respective advisers help out. We will try to obtain funding for special cases.


We hope that some of you are interested in staying with local graduate students. Others may want to stay in shared hotel rooms. Please indicate your preferences in the registration form. 

Getting to Providence

If you are on the East Coast, anywhere between Washington, DC and New England, Amtrak is the best option to get to Providence. If you are coming to Providence by air, there are essentially two options: T.F. Green Airport in Providence or Boston Logan Airport. From T. F. Green Airport, you can take the bus to downtown Providence (see RIPTA). From Boston Logan you can either take the Silver Line to South Station and then the commuter train to Providence (see MBTA), or Peter Pan Bus, directly from Boston Logan to downtown Providence.

Local organizers

The local organizers at Brown University are Nathan Pflueger and Martin Ulirsch under the auspices of Dan Abramovich and Richard Kenyon, who we are also thanking for their financial support of this event. Please feel free to contact Nathan or Martin with any questions or concerns!