PD Dr. Andreas Paffenholz

Technische Universitšt Darmstadt
Fachbereich Mathematik
Diskrete Optimierung

office: S4|10 134
phone: +49 6151 16-23438
fax: +49 6151 16-23445
postal address:
Fachbereich Mathematik
Dolivostr. 15
64293 Darmstadt
office hours: by appointment
March 2017: We have released version 3.1 of polymake. You can also obtain it at github. Binaries for Mac are here.
I will teach Algorithmic Discrete mathematics at TU Darmstadt in summer term 2017.
There is a new web form for the polymake database that gives access to the two currently available collections.
Aug 26, 2016: The polymake database extension has been rewritten. You can obtain the latest sources at github. The extension will be made a bundled extension of polymake, so further development is done on polymake.org.
February 22, 2014: The PolyViewer app to view polymake objects in a nice gui has been updated (still beta though). It now can compute new properties and connects to the new database extension. See here.
A first draft of the lecture notes on Lattice Polytopes (joint with Christian Haase and Benjamin Nill) is available
Research areas
  • geometric combinatorics
  • toric geometry
  • triangulations/decompositions of lattice polytopes
  • discrete optimization
  • algorithms and mathematical software
  • Decompositions of lattice polyhedra
    I am an associated researcher in the Priority Program "Algorithmic and Experimental Methods" funded by the German Research Council (DFG SPP 1489).
  • Mathematical software I am a developer for the software system polymake for computations in combinatorial geometry and related fields.