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Buildings 2024

23–26 September 2024, Münster, Germany

The Buildings conference is an annual meeting and in 2024 we will celebrate its 30th edition. The conference will be held in honor of Linus Kramer's 60th birthday. Some of the main topics of the conference are: generalized polygons and related geometries, buildings of higher rank, geometries and groups of Lie-type, Tits magic square, algebraic varieties related to incidence geometries, automorphism groups of incidence geometries, and geometric group actions, algebraic groups and Kac-Moody groups, topological aspects of buildings and related geometries.


Lydia Aussenhofer,
Uri Bader,
Barbara Baumeister,
Pierre-Emmanuel Caprace,
Ruth Charney,
Corina Ciobotaru,
Tom De Medts,
Amandine Escalier,
Ralf Köhl,
Alexander Lytchak,
Bernhard Mühlherr,
Petra Schwer,
Jeroen Schillewaert,
Daniel Skodlerack,
Markus Stroppel,
Maneesh Thakur,
Anne Thomas,
Hendrik Van Maldeghem,
Olga Varghese,
Richard Weiss,
Stefan Witzel


Sira Busch,
Corina Ciobotaru,
Siegfried Echterhoff,
Petra Schwer,
Olga Varghese


The following is our preliminary schedule:

Time Monday, 23.09.24 Tuesday, 24.09.24 Wednesday, 25.09.24 Thursday, 26.09.24
08:00-09:00   WINTA* Breakfast    
09:00-09:30 Registration    
09:30-10:20 Talk 1 Talk 7 Talk 13 Talk 18
10:20-10:30 Break Break Break Break
10:30-11:20 Talk 2 Talk 8 Talk 14 Talk 19
11:20-12:00 Coffee Break Coffee Break Coffee Break Coffee Break
12:00-12:50 Talk 3 Talk 9 Talk 15 Talk 20
12:50-14:30 Lunch Break Lunch Break Lunch Break Lunch Break
14:30-15:20 Talk 4 Talk 10 Talk 16 Talk 21
15:20-16:00 Coffee Break Coffee Break Coffee Break End of conference
16:00-16:50 Talk 5 Talk 11 Talk 17  
16:50-17:00 Break Break    
17:00-17:50 Talk 6 Talk 12    
18:00-... Reception      
19:00-...     Conference dinner  

*WINTA is an acronym used for women, inter, non-binary, trans and agender people.


Please register here to take part in the conference.
Deadline for registration: 23.08.2024

Support and child care

Childcare is available free of charge for all conference participants. We will ask for information during registration.

Venue and Travel Information

The conference takes place in room SRZ 216/217 on the second floor of the seminar building (Seminarraumzentrum, SRZ) next to the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science and the Cluster of Excellence Mathematics Münster.

University of Münster
Seminarraumzentrum (SRZ)
Orléans-Ring 12
48149 Münster

Directions can be found on openstreetmap, on the University of Münster campus map and on the MM websites.

We have also collected practical information in a leaflet: Information for conference guests / Informationsblatt für Tagungsteilnehmer:innen [enIde]


You are welcome to download the poster from this page and display it at your institution.


The conference is supported by the Cluster of Excellence Mathematics Münster and the Villum Fonden foundation.


Rooms in Münster are booked out far in advance. We recommend to book early and provide a list of possible places to stay:

Haus Niemann
Bentelerstr. 4
48149 Münster

Jugendgästehaus Aasee
Bismarckallee 31
48151 Münster

Nordstern Hostel
Hoyastraße 3
48147 Münster

Ibis Budget Münster
Herwarthstr. 8
48143 Münster

Stadthotel Münster GmbH
Aegidiistr. 21
48143 Münster

Hotel Conti
Berliner Platz 2
48143 Münster