Martin Ulirsch

Junior Professor for Number Theory

Goethe University Frankfurt am Main


FB12 - Institut für Mathematik Goethe-Universität Frankfurt Robert-Mayer-Str. 6-8 60325 Frankfurt am Main
Office: 209 Phone: +49 69 798 - 28216

Welcome! I am a Junior Professor for Number Theory in the Algebra and Geometry Group at Goethe University Frankfurt am Main. My position in Frankfurt is supported by the LOEWE-Schwerpunkt Uniformized Structures in Arithmetic and Geometry. My research areas are arithmetic and combinatorial algebraic geometry, with a particular focus on tropical and non-Archimedean geometry and the geometry of moduli spaces. Since January 2019 I am also supervising my first Ph.D.-student Felix Röhrle.

From October 2018 until March 2019 I was a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow at the University of Warwick, hosted by Diane Maclagan. Before coming to Frankfurt, I have been a Postdoc Assistant Professor at the Department of Mathematics at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, a postdoctoral fellow at the Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Sciences within the thematic program on Combinatorial Algebraic Geometry as well as a Hausdorff postdoc at the University of Bonn in the group of Daniel Huybrechts. During Summer 2017 I have visited the Research Group in Nonlinear Algebra, led by Bernd Sturmfels, at the Max Planck Institute of Mathematics in the Sciences, Leipzig.

I completed my doctorate at the Department of Mathematics at Brown University with a thesis on the Tropical geometry of logarithmic schemes. My doctoral advisor was Dan Abramovich. I did my undergraduate degree in Mathematics with a minor in Physics at the University of Regensburg, where I wrote an undergraduate thesis under the guidance of Klaus Künnemann. During this time I also spent a year as a visiting graduate student at Brandeis University.


A virtual school on tropical geometry. Starting date: June 8, 2020.

A workshop at Goethe University Frankfurt, Sept. 14-17, 2020. My coorganizers are Lorenzo Fantini and Annette Werner. *Postponed due to the CoViD19 pandemic*

A regular afternoon seminar series on tropical geometry and neighboring fields (currently held via Zoom). The next two dates are the following:

  • 24. April 2020
  • 29. May 2020
  • 26. June 2020

My coorganizers are Marvin Hahn and Sara Lamboglia.