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 and become a collaborator!
On May 13, there will be a meeting at the University of Oslo with lectures and discussions about the 27 questions.

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, to appear in 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 approach, 2017 arXiv
    with F. Cools, M. D'Adderio, and D. Jensen, to appear in Algebraic Combinatorics.
  • 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:

  • Meeting about 27 Questions on Cubic Surfaces, Oslo, May 13, 2019.
  • ASGARD Math 2019, Oslo, May 14-16, 2019.
  • Invited Talk at Computational Tropical Geometry Minisymposium, SIAM Conference on Applied Algebraic Geometry, Bern, Switzerland, July 9 - 13, 2019.