Marta Panizzut


Institut für Mathematik 
TU Berlin 
Straße des 17.Juni 136 
10623 Berlin, Germany 

Office: MA 627


About me

I am currently a postdoc in the Einstein Fellowship research group Nonlinear Algebra of Bernd Sturmfels at TU Berlin. 
I obtained my PhD in October 2016 from KU Leuven, under the supervision of Filip Cools, Marc Coppens and Wim Veys.

At TU Berlin I am collaborating with Michael Joswig and his group Discrete Mathematics/Geometry. For my latest research projects I am using the software polymake to make tropical and polyhedral computations.

Research interests

My research domains are algebraic geometry, tropical geometry and their interactions. I have been working on topics such as Brill-Noether theory of algebraic and tropical curves, tropical linear spaces, tropical surfaces, lattice polytopes and their triangulations.


Together with Emre Sertöz, I am organizing the Cubic Surfaces wiki. The website contains 27 questions about cubic surfaces posed by Bernd Sturmfels. Take a look at them, choose your favorite one and become a collaborator!

Together with Matteo Gallet, Kathlén Kohn, Alessandro Oneto and Emanuele Ventura, I am organizing the EMS School TiME 2019: "Curves and Surfaces: a History of Shapes" with the support of CIRM (Trento, IT).
The school will take place September 2-6 at Hotel Bellavista, Levico, Italy. Lecturers are Laurent Busé (Inria), Fabrizio Catanese (Bayreuth U.) and Elisa Postinghel (U. Loughborough).



  • On local Dressians of matroids
    with J. Olarte and B. Schröter, Algebraic and Geometric Combinatorics on Lattice Polytopes.
    Proceedings of the Summer Workshop on Lattice Polytopes, Osaka, 23 July-10 August 2018.
    Edited By: Takayuki Hibi and Akiyoshi Tsuchiya (2019) arXiv.
  • Brill-Noether theory of curves on P1 x P1: tropical and classical approaches
    with F. Cools, M. D'Adderio, and D. Jensen, Alg. Combin. 2 (2019), no. 3, 323-341 arXiv.
  • The gonality sequence of complete graphs
    with F. Cools, Electron. J. Comb. 24 (2017), no. 4 journal, arXiv.
  • Gonality of complete graphs with a small number of omitted edges
    Math. Nachr. 290 (2017), no. 1, 97-119 journal, arXiv.
  • Theta characteristics of hyperelliptic graphs
    Arch. Math. (Basel) 106 (2016), no. 5, 445-455 journal, arXiv.

Upcoming Activities:

  • Invited Talk at Computational Tropical Geometry Minisymposium, SIAM Conference on Applied Algebraic Geometry, Bern, Switzerland, July 9 - 13, 2019.