Student Tropical Algebraic Geometry Seminar

Thursday May 8 - Saturday May 10 2014
@Yale University

STAGS @ Yale gratefully acknowledges the support of the Yale mathematics department and the Dean's Fund for Symposia at Yale.

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 most 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

Registration is now closed, but if you can fund your own travel and hotel stay you're certainly still invited. Email us and let us know!


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.

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. 

Update: We will email you all soon about hosting. 

Local Organizers

The local organizers for STAGS 2014 are Yoav Len and Dhruv Ranganathan, under the wise watch and with the assistance of Sam Payne. Feel free to contact either Yoav or Dhruv if you have any questions or concerns.