Graduiertenkolleg: Facets of Complexity

Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft


Fall School: Order and Geometry

September 14 - 17, 2018



The school is addressed to advanced undergraduate and graduate students of Mathematics or Computer Science with interest in Discrete Mathematics and in particular in Partially Ordered Sets and Discrete Geometry. Basic knowledge in discrete mathematics is assumed. The fall school consists of four introductory courses. Each course consists of lectures and exercises.


The fall school will take place at Gutshof Sauen, a remote manor 70 km southeast of Berlin. The costs per participant are EURO 150 and includes full board during the fall school.


  • Topics on flip graphs (abstract)
    Jean Cardinal, (Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium )

  • Colorings of graphs with geometric representations (abstract)
    Bartosz Walczak, (Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland)

  • Layered treewidth/separators with applications (abstract)
    Vida Dujmović, (University of Ottawa, Canada)

  • On crossing numbers of complete and complete bipartite graphs (abstract)
    Oswin Aichholzer, (Technische Universität Graz, Austria)

In addition to the lectures, exercises will be solved in small groups with solution sessions in the evenings. The language of the school is English.


Applications with a short curriculum vitae (including scientific background) and a statement of motivation could be submitted from May 1 until August 31, 2018. The form is no longer active.

The application should be supported by a letter of recommendation from a university faculty member. The number of participants is limited to about 25.


The school is organized by Stefan Felsner and Piotr Micek. In the week after the school we also organize a workshop with the same topic at Ciążeń Palace near Poznań Workshop: Order and Geometry.

If you have further questions send a mail to

Last change: May 2018