Friday June 3  - Sunday June 5 2016
@Yale University

What is 'STAGS'?

The Student Tropical Algebraic Geometry Seminar is a conference about tropical geometry (broadly defined) and nearby areas. Our target participants are graduate students and early postdoctoral fellows. We hope that participants will be able to give talks, either on their own research, or expository talks on a certain aspects of tropical geometry. 

Our primary objective is for everyone to learn about their colleagues’ work, or the areas of research they are interested in. In general, an inherent difficulty in stimulating discussion between mathematicians seems to be that different researchers are accustomed to different approaches, and speak different languages. We aim to promote conversation between people that are fluent, for example, in weighted polyhedral complexes, tropicalization, as well as Berkovich skeleta. We would like to expose the participants to topics of recent research interest, such as the study of limit linear series on curves, moduli spaces, tropical intersection theory, connections to logarithmic geometry, connections to matroid theory, and many others.

What should you do if you are interested

Please fill out this form in order to register. The registration deadline is April 15, 2016.

Update: The registration deadline has passed. If you are interested in attending, you can still register. However, we cannot guarantee accommodation for those who register after the deadline.


We hope that most participants will be able to cover their own travel expenses, or have their respective advisors help out. We will try to obtain some 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 preference in the registration form. 

Getting to New Haven

If you are coming from anywhere between Washington DC and New England, Amtrak is your best option getting to New Haven. If you are coming to New Haven via air, you have the choice of the three New York City area airports (Laguardia, JFK, and Newark), and Hartford, CT. There are also daily flights from Philadelphia, coming into Tweed airport, New Haven. 

Flying into any of the New York airports, you may then find your way to Grand Central or Harlem 125th street, and take Metro North to New Haven. If you fly into Hartford, you can either book an airport shuttle or rent a car to get to New Haven. 

Local Organizers

The local organizers for STAGS 2016 are Daniel Corey and Jeremy Usatine, under the wise watch and with the assistance of Sam Payne. Feel free to contact either Dan (daniel[dot]corey[at]yale[dot]edu) or Jeremy (jeremy[dot]usatine[at]yale[dot]edu if you have any questions or concerns.


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