The workshop Syzygies in Berlin will bring together mathematicians ranging from graduate students to senior experts to study classical results and open problems surrounding syzygies, free resolutions and regularity. Syzygies in Berlin is a workshop jointly organized by Freie Universität Berlin and Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, which will take place in the Auditorium of the Zuse-Institut.

The workshop’s center of gravity is formed by four short courses:

  • David Eisenbud (University of California, Berkeley, USA)
    Matrix factorizations Old and New
  • Rahul Pandharipande (ETH Zürich, Switzerland)
    Exts, Hilbert schemes, and ideas from sheaf counting
  • Hal Schenck (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA)
    Combinatorics and syzygies
  • Frank-Olaf Schreyer (Universität des Saarlandes, Germany)
    Boij-Söderberg theory and asymptotic syzygies of algebraic varieties

Three invited lectures will introduce participants to recent developments in the field.

Scientific Committee:


  • Florian Geiß, Universität des Saarlandes, Germany;
  • Paul Larsen, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, Germany;
  • Marianne Merz, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany;
  • Fabian Müller, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin;
  • Lars Petersen, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany