THEMATIC PROGRAMS

August 30, 2014

July - December 2011
Thematic Program on Discrete Geometry and Applications Map to Fields

Organizers:

Karoly Bezdek, University of Calgary
Robert Connelly, Cornell University
Antoine Deza, McMaster University

Herbert Edelsbrunner, Duke University
Asia I. Weiss, York University
Yinyu Ye, Stanford University

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Main Directions of Research

The program will be divided into three parts each concentrated around a week long conference and accompanied by two workshops. The first part of the program (September) will focus on Discrete Geometry and Optimization. The second part (October) is going to be on Rigidity and Symmetry and the third part (November) will be around Computational Topology and Sphere Arrangements.

Distinguished Lecture Series

October 12,13,14, 2011
Erik Demaine,
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Coxeter Lecture Series

November 7, 9, 11, 2011
Stephen Smale,
City University of Hong Kong
November 7 at 3:30 p.m. From Vision to Vaccines: The Unifying Power of Mathematics
November 9 at 3:30 p.m. Hodge Theory Extended
November 11 at 3:30 p.m. The Peptide Binding Problem

Fejes Tóth Lecture Series

September 19, 21, 23, 2011
Thomas C. Hales
(Univ. of Pittsburgh)
3:30 - 4:30 pm at the Fields Institute, Room 230

Sept. 19, Lecture 1.(abstract)
Mathematics in the Age of the Turing machine
Sept. 21, Lecture 2.(abstract)
The weak and strong Dodecahedral Conjectures.
Sept. 23, Lecture 3.(abstract)
Fejes Tóth's Contact Conjecture.

Workshops and Conferences

September 13-16, 2011
Workshop on Discrete Geometry

Organizers:
Karoly Bezdek (Univ. of Calgary)
Jesus De Loera (Univ. of California at Davis)
Antoine Deza (McMaster Univ.)
Joseph S. B. Mitchell (State Univ. of New York at Stony Brook)
Yinyu Ye (Stanford Univ)
 
September 19-23, 2011
Conference on Discrete Geometry and Optimization

Organizers:
Karoly Bezdek (Univ. of Calgary)
Jesus De Loera (Univ. of California at Davis)
Antoine Deza (McMaster Univ.)
Joseph S. B. Mitchell (State Univ. of New York at Stony Brook)
Yinyu Ye (Stanford Univ.)

September 26-29, 2011
Workshop on Optimization

Organizers:

Karoly Bezdek (Univ. of Calgary)
Jesus De Loera (Univ. of California at Davis)
Antoine Deza (McMaster Univ.)
Joseph S. B. Mitchell (State Univ. of New York at Stony Brook)
Yinyu Ye (Stanford Univ.)

October 11-14, 2011 (Tuesday - Friday)
Workshop on Rigidity
Organizers:

Robert Connelly (Cornell Univ.)
Tibor Jordan (Eotvos Univ.)
Walter Whiteley (York Univ.)
Ileana Streinu (Smith College)

October 17-21, 2011 (Monday - Friday)
Workshop on Rigidity and Symmetry

Organizers:

Marston Conder (Auckland Univ.)
Robert Connelly (Cornell Univ.)
Tibor Jordan (Eotvos Univ.)
Barry Monson (Univ. of New Brunswick)
Egon Schulte (Northeastern Univ.)
Ileana Streinu (Smith College)
Asia Ivic Weiss (York Univ.)
Walter Whiteley (York Univ.)

October 24-27, 2011 (Monday - Thursday)
Workshop on Symmetry in Graphs, Maps and Polytopes

Organizers:

Marston Conder (Auckland Univ.)
Barry Monson (Univ. of New Brunswick)
Egon Schulte (Northeastern Univ.)
Asia Ivic Weiss (York Univ.)

November 7-11, 2011
Workshop on Computational Topology

Organizers:

Herbert Edelsbrunner (IST Austria)
Robert Ghrist, (Univ. Pennsylvania)
Dmitry Kozlov, (Univ. Bremen)
November 14-18, 2011
Workshop on Sphere Arrangements
Organizers:
Karoly Bezdek (Univ. of Calgary)
Robert Connelly (Cornell Univ.)
Herbert Edelsbrunner, (IST Austria)
 

Graduate courses

Postdoctoral Fellows

The Thematic Program on Discrete Geometry and Applicationsis pleased to welcome the following Postdoctoral Fellows to the Program:

Fields Ontario Postdoctoral Fellows

Megan Owen, PhD (Cornell University '08)

Fields Postdoctoral Fellows

Bernd Schulze, PhD (York University 2009)
Anthony Nixon, PhD (Lancaster University)
Daniel Pellicer, PhD (National University of Mexico 2007)
Mark Daniel Mixer, PhD (Northeastern University 2010)
Elissa J Ross, PhD (York University 2011)
Pilaud, Vincent, PhD (Universite Paris 7, 2010)
Vigh Viktor, PhD (University of Szeged 2011)


Program Visitors

Postdoctoral fellowship applications
We will support a number of Fields postdocs for the duration of the program, as well as offer support towards a visitors' program, including visiting Ph.D. students. For information abotu Fields postdoctoral fellowships for a see postdoctoral web page.

Program Participants requesting support or office space
All scientific events are open to the mathematical sciences community. Visitors who are interested in office space or funding are requested to apply by filling out the application form. Additional support is available (pending NSF funding) to support junior US visitors to this program.
Fields scientific programs are devoted to research in the mathematical sciences, and enhanced graduate and post-doctoral training opportunities. Part of the mandate of the Institute is to broaden and enlarge the community, and to encourage the participation of women and members of visible minority groups in our scientific programs.


For additional information contact thematic(at)fields.utoronto.ca

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