Combinatorics and Hodge theory

Nordfjordeid Summer school 2018


Aim and Scope

The aim of the summer school is to provide an introduction to the recent advances in combinatorics and representation theory and in particular their interaction with algebraic geometry. The school is aimed at phd students (as well as advanced master students and early postdocs) with a general background in algebra, and with interests in algebra, geometry or topology. There will be three lecture series and extensive problem sessions.

Lecture series

Petter Brändén
Geometry and combinatorics of hyperbolic polynomials

June Huh
Hodge theory in geometry, algebra, and combinatorics

Nicholas Proudfoot
The algebraic geometry of Kazhdan-Lusztig-Stanley polynomials

For more details, abstracts, and lecture notes, see here and here.

Practical Information

  • Arrival date: Sunday 17 June
  • Departure date: Friday 22 June or Saturday 23 June (the school will end on Friday around noon)
  • Registration fee: 190 NOK
  • Price of stay at Sophus Lie Center (per person per day, meals included): double room 730 NOK, single room 800 NOK

Further practicalities: information about travel and accomodation in Nordfjordeid.



If you intend to participate in the school, please register via this link. If you change your mind later, please inform Elisabeth Seland on your decision.

Registration deadline: May 1st, 2018.



For practical questions, contact Elisabeth Seland ( For scientific questions contact the organizers (see below).


Organizing Committee

  • John Christian Ottem (Oslo)
  • Kristian Ranestad (Oslo)


We thank the Bergen Research Foundation for funding towards this summer school, as part of the project Pure Mathematics in Norway.


Other sponsors:

  • University of Bergen (UiB)
  • University of Oslo (UiO)
  • The Arctic University of Norway (UiT)
  • The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)
  • University of Stavanger (UiS)
Published Nov. 24, 2017 3:26 PM - Last modified July 31, 2018 12:30 PM