Toric geometry exhibited a profound relation between algebra and topology on one side and combinatorics and convex geometry on the other side. In the last decades, the interplay between algebraic and convex geometry has been explored and used successfully in a much more general setting: first, for varieties with an algebraic group action (such as spherical varieties) and recently for all algebraic varieties (construction of Newton-Okounkov bodies). The main goal of the conference is to survey recent developments in these directions. The conference is not intended to focus on a narrow set of problems, but rather to present a broad look at recent progress in the field, highlighting new techniques and ideas. Main topics of the conference are: The conference is dedicated to Askold Georgievich Khovanskii, who will turn sixty-five in June 2012. Askold Khovanskii put his indelible mark on many areas of mathematics: real and complex algebraic geometry, singularity theory, differential equations, topology. He obtained many major results (both alone and with his collaborators) in all areas covered by the conference.

Scientific Committee

Victor Buchstaber (Steklov Institute and Moscow State University), Yulij Ilyashenko (Cornell University, Independent University of Moscow and Higher School of Economics), Sergei Lando (Higher School of Economics, Moscow), Alexei Parshin (Steklov Institute, Moscow), Alexei Rudakov (Higher School of Economics and Institute for System Studies, Moscow), Frank Sottile (Texas A&M University)

Organizing  Committee

Kiumars Kaveh (University of Pittsburgh), Valentina Kiritchenko (Higher School of Economics), Sergei Lando, chairman (Higher School of Economics, Moscow), Evgenia Soprunova (Kent State University), Ivan Soprunov (Cleveland State University), Vladlen Timorin (Higher School of Economics)

Sponsoring institutions
HSE logo
Laboratory of Algebraic Geometry and its Applications, Higher School of Economics
IUM logo
Independent University of Moscow
Poncelet Lab logo
J.-V. Poncelet French-Russian Mathematics Laboratory
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Steklov Mathematical Institute, Russian Academy of Science
ISA logo
Institute for Systems Analysis, Russian Academy of Science
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Dynasty Foundation
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Russian Foundation for Basic Research