Benjamin Schröter

I am a substitute Professor for discrete geometry at Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main and developer of the open-source software polymake for polyhedral geometry and the computer algebra system OSCAR. Prior to coming to Frankfurt I was a postoc at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, a Riley Assistant Professor at Binghamton University and visited the Institut Mittag-Leffler for the program Tropical Geometry, Amoebas and Polytopes. I graduated in the group Discrete Mathematics/Geometry of Technische Universität Berlin advised by Michael Joswig.

Research Interests

My research interests are in the areas of discrete and convex (algebraic) geometry, they include matroid theory, optimization, tropical geometry with its multifaceted applications and the developement of mathematical software. A list of my publications can be found here.


In 2021 I (co)organized the conference (Polytop)ics: Recent advances on polytopes (slides and videos available to registered participants).
I am organizing the research seminar on discrete mathematics, geometry and optimization.
This term I teach introduction to computer-oriented mathematics (in German) and a seminar on tropical convexity and combinatorics (in English or German).
Take a look at my latest preprint about valuative invariants of matroids, and my latest publications.
Moreover, I am most grateful for feedback regarding matroids in OSCAR which you may find in the current version or on github.
Recently I got awarded with a starting grant of the Swedish Research Council.


Address: FB 12 - Institut für Mathematik
Goethe-Universität Frankfurt
Robert-Mayer-Str. 10
60325 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Room: 810
Email: schroeter [at]
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