Prof. Dr. Michael Joswig

Einstein Professor of Discrete Mathematics/Geometry
Institut für Mathematik
der Technischen Universität Berlin
Sekretariat MA 6-2
Straße des 17. Juni 136
10623 Berlin, Germany
Phone: +49 (30) 314 - 75904
Office: +49 (30) 314 - 28643
Fax: +49 (30) 314 - 25047
Room: MA 623
Email: lastname at
OpenPGP: public key

Office hours: by appointment

I am interested in all aspects of polyhedral, tropical and algorithmic geometry, and this includes topics such as optimization and combinatorial topology. See here for an overview of ongoing and past projects. In addition I like to design and apply mathematical software, the main project being polymake.

I am currently serving as Deputy Director of our institute


  • polymake: version 3.2, released on January 29, 2018; polymake miscellanea; polymake data base polyDB; new docker image
  • mptopcom is a new software package for the enumeration of triangulations; version 1.0 released on March 28, 2018.
  • I am (still) working on a forthcoming book "Essentials of Tropical Combinatorics". Take a look at the web page with a working draft and send comments.



Teaching and Seminars

Summer 2018

The research seminar on discrete and convex geometry takes place each Wednesday at 16:30. Here are some general remarks concerning student theses (in German).

Upcoming Events


Editorial Work

Member of ...

Berlin Mathematical School

Research Center Matheon

SFB-TRR 109 "Discretization"

Home Teaching Presentations Projects Software

Last modified: Don Dez 06 15:53:47 UTC 2018 by joswig