Note on the corona virus situation: Our conference will take place online in the weeks of August 3-7 and 10-14, 2020. Talks will take place between 10 AM and 2 PM, US Eastern Time. A more detailed schedule of talks and other events will be posted when we have it.

Dimers in Combinatorics and Cluster Algebras
August 3-14, 2020
University of Michigan

"Dimers in Combinatorics and Cluster Algebras" will take place online in the weeks of August 3-7 and 10-14, 2020.

Our tentative schedule for each day is:

This conference is targeted at people who use dimers in a range of combinatorial areas, including exact enumerations of dimer covers, parametrizations of Grassmannians and positroid cells, cluster algebras, Schur processes and limit shapes, discrete integrable systems, dimer models in quantum field theory and non-commutative resolutions of toric singularities; we aim to welcome graduate students and young researchers begining work in these fields.


Sebastian Franco (City College of New York), Richard Kenyon (Yale), Gregg Musiker (University of Minnesota), David E Speyer (University of Michigan), Lauren Williams (Harvard)

Confirmed Speakers:

Karin BaurUniversity of Leeds Mihai CiucuUniversity of IndianaGreg MullerUniversity of Oklahoma
Phillippe Di FrancescoUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Sergey FominUniversity of MichiganJim ProppUMass Lowell
Thomas LamUniversity of MichiganPavel GalashinUCLAKonstanze RietschKing's College London
Greta PanovaUniversity of PennsylvaniaRay KarpmanOtterbein Marianna RusskikhMIT
Alex PostnikovMIT Rinat KedemUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignSybille SchrollUniverisity of Leicester
Alastair KingUniversity of BathHarold WilliamsUC Davis
Tri LaiUniversity of NebraskaBenjamin YoungUniversity of Oregon


A block of rooms has been reserved at a reduced rate at the Wyndham Garden Inn at $139/night. This is about three miles from campus; we will organize carpools or some form of shuttle to the conference. To request a room at this rate, please fill out the registration poll. If you have already registered but need to change your travel information, you can go back and fill out the poll again; note that there is a checkbox for people in your situation. All requests to be part of the room block must be filled out by July 7. Due to the corona virus situation, there is will be no in person conference. We will cancel all reservations that we have made on behalf of guests or speakers; if you have made your own reservations, obviously, you will need to cancel them.


Please fill out this poll to register for the conference. Some funding may be available for graduate students and postdocs to travel to the conference. Note: This poll has a place to enter your dates and hotel plans but, if you want to come and don't have exact travel plans yet, please fill it out now; you can fix the travel plans later.

Workshop supported by NSF DMS-1854225.