
THEMATIC PROGRAMS 

April 19, 2014  
Thematic Program
on Asymptotic Geometric Analysis

Thursday September 9  
9:30  10:15 
Dan Klain (University of Massachusetts Lowell) 
10:15  10:45  Coffee Break 
10:45  11:05  C Hugo Jimenez (University of Seville) On the extremal distance between two convex bodies 
11:15  11:45  Maria A. Hernandez Cifre (Universidad de Murcia) On the location of roots of Steiner polynomials 
11:45  2:30  Lunch Break 
2:30  3:00  Vitali Milman (Tel Aviv University) Convexity in windows 
3:00  3:30  Coffee Break 
3:30  4:00  Wolfgang Weil (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology) Valuations and local functionals 
Friday September 10  
9:30  10:15  Alina Stancu (Concordia University, Montreal) Affine Differential Invariants for Convex Bodies 
10:15  10:45  Coffee Break 
10:45  11:05  Deping Ye (The Fields Institute) On the homothety conjecture 
11:15  11:45  Mathieu Meyer (Universiti de Paris Est MarnelaVallie) Functional inequalities related to Mahler's conjecture 
Monday September 13  
9:20  9:30  Welcome and Introduction Workshop Organizers and Fields Director Ed Bierstone 
9:30  10:15  Hermann Koenig (University of Kiel, Germany) The chain rule as a functional equation 
10:15  10:45  Coffee Break 
10:45  11:05  Maryna Yaskina (University of Alberta) Shadow boundaries and the Fourier transform 
11:15  11:35  Peter Pivovarov (Fields Institute) On the volume of random convex sets 
11:45  12:30  Deane Yang (Polytechnic Institute of NYU) Towards an Orlicz BrunnMinkowski theory 
12:30  2:15  Lunch Break 
2:15  3:00  A. Litvak (University of Alberta) On the Euclidean metric entropy 
3:00  3:30  Coffee Break 
3:30  4:15  Emanuel Milman (University of Toronto) Properties of isoperimetric, spectralgap and logSobolev inequalities via concentration 
4:30  4:50  Elizabeth Meckes (Case Western Reserve University) Another observation about operator compressions 
5:00  5:20  Gautier Berck Invariant distributions in integral geometry 
Tuesday September 14  
9:30  10:15  Radoslaw Adamczak (University of Warsaw / Fields Institute) Random matrices with independent logconcave rows 
10:15  10:45  Coffee Break 
10:45  11:05  Kei Funano (Kumamoto University) Concentration of measure phenomenon and eigenvalues of Laplacian 
11:15  11:35  Andrea Colesanti (Universita' di Firenze) Integral functionals verifying a BrunnMinkowski type inequality 
11:45  12:30  Franz Schuster (Vienna University of Technology) Translation Invariant Valuations 
12:30  2:15  Lunch Break 
2:15  3:00  Artem Zvavitch (Kent State University) Some geometric properties of Intersection Body Operator 
3:00  3:30  Coffee Break 
3:30  4:30  Distinguished
Lecture Series Avi Wigderson (Institute for Advanced Study) Randomness, Pseudorandomness and Derandomization 
4:30  5:30  Reception Fields Atrium 
Wednesday September 15  
9:30  10:15  Daniel Hug (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology) Volume and mixed volume inequalities in stochastic geometry 
10:15  10:45  Coffee Break 
10:45  11:05  Christoph Haberl (Vienna University of Technology) Minkowski valuations intertwining the special linear group 
11:15  11:35  Matthias Reitzner (Univ. Osnabrueck) PoissonVoronoi approximation 
11:45  12:30  Olivier Guedon (Université ParisEst MarneLaVallée) Embedding from l_{p}^{n} into l_{r}^{N} for 0 < r < p < 2 
12:30  2:15  Lunch Break 
2:15  3:00  Roman Vershynin (University of Michigan) Estimation of covariance matrices 
3:00  3:30  Coffee Break 
3:30  4:30  Distinguished
Lecture Series Avi Wigderson (Institute for Advanced Study) Randomness, Pseudorandomness and Derandomization 
4:30  4:50  Jie Xiao (Memorial University) Volume Integral Means of Holomorphic Mappings 
5:00  5:20  Martin Henk (University of Magdeburg) The average Frobenius number 
Thursday September 16  
9:30  10:15  Krzysztof Oleszkiewicz (Institute of Mathematics: University
of Warsaw & Polish Academy of Sciences) Feige's inequality 
10:15  10:45  Coffee Break 
10:45  11:05  David Alonso (Universidad de Zaragoza, Fields Institute) Volume of Lpzonotopes and best best constants in BrascampLieb inequalities 
11:15  11:35  Dmitry Faifman (TelAviv University) The Poisson summation formula uniquely characterizes the Fourier Transform 
11:45  12:30  Grigoris Paouris (Texas A&M University) On the existence of subgaussian directions for logconcave measures 
12:30  2:15  Lunch Break 
2:15  3:00  Alexander Barvinok (University of Michigan) Gaussian and almost Gaussian formulas for volumes and the number of integer points in polytopes 
3:00  3:30  Coffee Break 
3:30  4:30  Distinguished
Lecture Series Avi Wigderson (Institute for Advanced Study) Randomness, Pseudorandomness and Derandomization 
4:30  4:50  Carla Peri (Università Cattolica  Piacenza) On the reconstruction of inscribable sets in discrete tomography 
5:00  5:20  Mikhail Ostrovskii (St. Johns University, Queens, NY) Properties of metric spaces which are not coarsely embeddable into a Hilbert space 
Friday September 17  
9:30  10:15  Rafal Latala (University of Warsaw) Moments of unconditional logarithmically concave vectors 
10:15  10:45  Coffee Break 
10:45  11:05  Vladyslav Yaskin (University of Alberta) The geometry of pconvex intersection bodies 
11:15  11:35  Nikolaos Dafnis (University of Athens) Small ball probability estimates, ?_2behavior and the hyperplane conjecture 
11:45  12:30  Fedor Nazarov (University of Wisconsin at Madison) Hormander's proof of the BourgainMilman theorem 
12:30  2:15  Lunch Break 
2:15  3:00  Mark Rudelson (University of Missouri) Spectral properties of random conjunction matrices 
3:00  3:30  Coffee Break 
3:30  4:30  Coxeter
Lecture Series Shiri ArtsteinAvidan (TelAviv University) Abstract duality, the Legendre transform and a new duality transform 
4:30  5:30  Reception Fields Atrium 
Monday September 20  
9:30  10:15  Gideon Schechtman (Weizmann Institute
of Science, Rehovot) Tight embedding of subspaces of L_p in l_p^n for even p 
10:15  10:45  Coffee Break 
10:45  11:15  Julio Bernues (University of Zaragoza) Factoring Sobolev inequalities through classes of functions 
11:25  11:55  Stanislaw J. Szarek (Universite
Paris 6 and Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland) Peculiarities of Dvoretzky's Theorem for Schatten classes 
11:55  2:15  Lunch Break 
2:15  3:00  Yehoram Gordon (Technion, Haifa) Large distortion dimension reduction using random variables 
Full Name  University/Affiliation 
Adamczak, Rados?aw  University of Warsaw 
AlfonsecaCubero, Maria  North Dakota State University 
AlonsoGutiérrez, David  University of Zaragoza 
Andrews, Rob  (no affiliation) 
ArtsteinAvidan, Shiri  Tel Aviv University 
Baddour, Ralph  University of Toronto 
Bartosova, Dana  University of Toronto 
Barvinok, Alexander  University of Michigan 
Bastero, Jesus  Universidad de Zaragoza 
Bednorz, Witold  University of Warsaw 
Berck, Gautier  Polytechnic Institute of NYU 
Bernues, Julio  University of Zaragoza 
Bianchi, Gabriele  Università di Firenze 
Chen, Shibing  University of Toronto 
Colesanti, Andrea  Università degli Studi di Firenze 
CorderoErausquin, Dario  Université Pierre et Marie Curie 
Dafnis, Nikolaos  University of Athens 
Dallaporta, Sandrine  Université Paul Sabatier 
Dann, Susanna  Louisiana State University 
Dotterrer, Dominic  University of Toronto 
Faifman, Dmitry  Tel Aviv University 
FernándezUnzueta, Maite  CIMAT 
Fradelizi, Matthieu  Université ParisEst MarnelaVallée 
Friedland, Omer  Institut de Mathématiques de Jussieu 
Funano, Kei  Kumamoto University 
Ghasemloo, Kaveh  University of Toronto 
Glasner, Eli  Tel Aviv University 
Gomis, Tony  NBIFrance 
Goodey, Paul  University of Oklahoma 
Gordon, Yehoram  Technion  Israel Institute of Technology 
Guédon, Olivier  Université ParisEst Marne La Vallée 
Haberl, Christoph  TU Wien 
Henk, Martin  Universität Magdeburg 
Hernández Cifre, Maria  Universidad de Murcia 
Hug, Daniel  Universität Karlsruhe (TH) 
Jenkinson, Justin  Case Western Reserve University 
Jiménez, Carlos Hugo  University of Seville 
Johnson, William  Texas A&M University 
Kim, Hyojin  
Klain, Daniel  University of Massachusetts Lowell 
Koldobsky, Alexander  University of Missouri 
König, Hermann  University of Kiel 
Kwiatkowska, Aleksandra  University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign 
Labibi, Batool  University of Toronto 
Latala, Rafal  University of Warsaw 
Leung, Debbie  University of Waterloo 
Linke, Eva  OttovonGuerickeUniversität Magdeburg 
Litvak, Alexander  University of Alberta 
Ludwig, Monika  Polytechnic Institute of NYU 
Meckes, Elizabeth  Case Western Reserve University 
Meckes, Mark  Case Western Reserve University 
Mérigot, Quentin  The Fields Institute 
Meyer, Mathieu  Universite ParisEst MarnelaVallee 
Milman, Emanuel  University of Toronto 
Milman, Vitali  Tel Aviv University 
Morgan, Frank  Williams College 
Najafi Ivaki, Mohammad  Concordia University 
Nazarov, Fedor  University of Wisconsin, Madison 
Oleszkiewicz, Krzysztof  Warsaw University 
Osadolor, Anthony  Technical University, Hamburg 
Ostrovskii, Mikhail  St. John’s University 
Pachl, Jan  Fields Institute 
Pajor, Alain  Université de Paris Est MarnelaVallée 
Paouris, Grigoris  Texas A&M University 
Peri, Carla  Universita' Cattolica del Sacro Cuore 
Pestov, Vladimir  University of Ottawa 
Pivovarov, Peter  University of Alberta 
Prochno, Joscha  University of Kiel 
Reitzner, Matthias  University of Osnabrueck 
Riemer, Stiene  University of Kiel 
Rotem, Liran  Tel Aviv University 
Rudelson, Mark  University of Missouri 
Ryabogin, Dmitry  Kansas State University 
Sauer, Norbert  University of Calgary 
Schechtman, Gideon  Weizmann Institute of Science 
Schuster, Franz  Vienna University of Technology 
Schütt, Carsten  ChristianAlbrechtsUniversität Kiel 
Segal, Alexander  Tel Aviv University 
Slomka, Boaz  Tel Aviv University 
Slutsky, Konstantin  University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign 
Solecki, Slawomir  University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign 
Spektor, Susanna  University of Alberta 
Stancu, Alina  Concordia University 
Suárez, Jesús  University of Extremadura 
Szarek, Stanislaw  Case Western Reserve University 
Tanaka, Mamoru  Tohoku University 
Taschuk, Steven  University of Alberta 
Tiglay, Feride  The Fields Institute 
TomczakJaegermann, Nicole  University of Alberta 
Tsolomitis, Antonis  University of the Aegean 
Valettas, Peter  University of Athens 
Vershynin, Roman  University of Michigan 
Wang, Tuo  Polytechnic Institute of NYU 
Wannerer, Thomas  TU Wien 
Weil, Wolfgang  Karlsruhe Institute of Technology 
Werner, Elisabeth  Case Western Reserve University 
Wigderson, Avi  Institute for Advanced Study 
Wojtaszczyk, Jakub  University of Warsaw 
Xiao, Jie  Memorial University of Newfoundland 
Yang, Deane  Polytechnic Institute of NYU 
Yaskin, Vladyslav  University of Alberta 
Yaskina, Maryna  University of Alberta 
Ye, Deping  Fields Institute 
Youssef, Pierre  Université Paris Est Marne La Vallée 
Zouzias, Anastasios  University of Toronto 
Zvavitch, Artem  Kent State University 
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