Tropical mathematics in Swansea
7-9 July, 2014
Swansea, UK


Tropical mathematics has become an important and swiftly developing field.  This meeting will emphasize the breadth of the subject with a number of talks covering pure aspects and a special LMS funded afternoon (Tuesday afternoon) on applications.

This event is supported by the London Mathematical Society, Swansea University, and the EPSRC

If you would like to attend then please send an email to Jeffrey Giansiracusa ( specifying:
  1. Name
  2. Institution and position
  3. Whether you would like to attend the dinner on the Tuesday night, and if so, any dietary requirements you have.


All talks will take place in Talbot Building, room 224.
Monday lunch and tea breaks will be in the Aubrey Truman Room, (Talbot, room 213).

Abstracts are here.

Monday, 7th
Tuesday, 8th
Wednesday, 9th
9am - 9:30
morning coffee
morning coffee
9:30 - 10:30

Mark Gross
Logarithmic Gromov-Witten invariants
Tony Yue Yu
Gromov compactness in non-archimedean analytic geometry
10:30 - 11am

11am - noon

Alex Fink
Stiefel linear spaces
Felipe Rincon
Tropical ideals
Noon - 1:30
arrival and buffet lunch
lunch break
lunch and departure
1:30 - 2:30
Mark Gross
Cluster algebras and mirror symmetry
James Hook
Max-plus singular values and the Hungarian scaling

2:30 - 3pm

3pm - 4pm
Elisa Postinghel
Faithful tropicalisations and torus actions
Marianne Johnson
Idempotent tropical matrices

4pm - 4:30

tea break and snacks

4:30 - 5:30

Rod Halburd
Tropical Nevanlinna theory


Conference dinner

Local accommodation:

We will arrange accommodation for speakers.  For all others, please reserve your own accommodation. Below is a list of some inexpensive hotels that are near the university.  (Many more hotels in Swansea can easily be found using Google or other search tools.)

Travel information:

The Swansea University campus is located in Singleton Park, right on the coast of Swansea Bay; the city is to the east, the North Devon coast is visible to the south, Brecon Beacons National Park is to the north, and the old fishing village of Mumbles is to the west. Mumbles marks the start of the Gower Peninsula, an area of outstanding natural beauty, with long beaches, dramatic coastal scenery, and a rich history.

By Train

From within the UK travel to Swansea by train is relatively easy.   There are direct trains from London Paddington (leaving about once per hour, journey time of 3 hours), and Manchester via Birmingham.  Train schedules (including from airports) can be checked at .  There is a regular 'bendy-bus' service that connects the Swansea rail station with the University campus.


Below is a list of airports that are relatively accessible from Swansea.

Further details

Further information can be found on the University's travel information page at: