April 24, 2014

July - December 2011
Thematic Program on Discrete Geometry and Applications

September 13-16, 2011 (Tuesday -Friday)
Workshop on Discrete Geometry

K. Bezdek, University of Calgary
J. De Loera, UC Davis
A. Deza, McMaster University
J. S. B. Mitchell, SUNY Stony Brook
Yinyu Ye, Stanford

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Workshop Schedule

Tuesday September 13
9:20 - 9:30 Welcome and Introduction
Fields Director Ed Bierstone and Workshop Organizer Karoly Bezdek
9:30 - 10:30 Endre Makai (Alfréd Rényi Institute of Mathematics)
Stability of the Volume Product in the Plane
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 - 12:00 Horst Martini (University of Technology, Chemnitz)
Discrete geometry in normed planes
12:00 - 2:00 Lunch Break
2:00 - 3:00 Csaba Toth (University of Calgary)
Disjoint Compatible Geometric Matchings
3:00 - 3:30 Coffee Break
3:30 - 4:30 György Kiss (Eötvös Loránd University)
Notes on the illumination parameters of convex polytopes
Fields Atrium - cash bar
Wednesday September 14
9:30 - 10:30 Gábor Fejes Tóth (Alfréd Rényi Institute of Mathematics)
Convex Sets in Empty Convex Position
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 - 12:00 Konrad Swanepoel (The London School of Economics and Political Science)
Dense favourite-distance digraphs
12:00 - 2:00 Lunch Break
2:00 - 3:00 Andras Bezdek (Auburn University)
On stability of polyhedra
3:00 - 3:30 Coffee Break
3:30 - 4:30 Deborah Oliveros (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México)
Helly Type Theorems in relation with Graph Theory
Thursday September 15
9:30 - 10:30 Valeriu Soltan (George Mason University)
Carathéodory-type Results for Faces of Convex Sets
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 - 12:00 Benjamin Matschke (FU Berlin)
On the square peg problem
12:00 - 2:00 Lunch Break
2:00 - 3:00 Jorge Luis Ramírez Alfonsín (Université Montpellier 2)
Matroid base polytope decomposition
3:00 - 3:30 Coffee Break
3:30 - 4:30 Pedro Sánchez (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México)
Generating vertices for the row-column polytopes
Friday September 16
9:30 - 10:30 Ferenc Fodor (University of Szeged)
Approximations of spindle convex sets
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 - 12:00 Adrian Dumitrescu (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee)
Dispersion in disks
12:00 - 2:00 Lunch Break
2:00 - 3:00 Zsolt Lángi (Budapest University of Technology)
On a discrete isoperimetric inequality
3:00 - 3:30 Coffee Break
3:30 - 4:30

Jack Edmonds (Istituto di Analisi dei Sistemi ed Informatica)
Partitions of the vertices by facets in simplicial polytopes, Nash equilibria, and kernals in perfect digraphs


Confirmed Participants as of September 7

Fullname University/Affiliation
Ambrus, Gergely Alfréd Rényi Institute of Mathematics
Ben Hamza, Abdessamad Concordia University
Bezdek, Andras Auburn University
Bezdek, Károly University of Calgary
Bisztriczky, Ted University of Calgary
Braß, Peter City College, CUNY
Connelly, Robert Cornell University
de Carli Silva, Marcel University of Waterloo
Deza, Antoine McMaster University
Dotterrer, Dominic University of Toronto
Dumitrescu, Adrian University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Erdahl, Robert Queen's University
Fejes Tóth, Gábor Alfréd Rényi Institute of Mathematics
Fodor, Ferenc University of Szeged
Forge, David Université de Paris-Sud
Ghomi, Mohammad Georgia Institute of Technology
Glazyrin, Alexey University of Texas at Brownsville
Herr, Katrin TU Darmstadt
Hubard, Isabel Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
Kiss, György Eötvös Loránd University
Köppe, Matthias University of California, Davis
Kuperberg, Wlodzimierz Auburn University
Lángi, Zsolt Budapest University of. Technology
Makai, Endre Alfréd Rényi Institute of Mathematics
Martini, Horst University of Technology
Matschke, Benjamin Institute for Advanced Study
Mixer, Mark The Fields Institute
Nixon, Anthony The Fields Institute
Oliveros, Deborah Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
Owen, Megan Fields Institute
Peláez, Canek Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico
Pellicer, Daniel The Fields Institute
Pilaud, Vincent Fields Institute and Université Paris 7
Pocchiola, Michel Université Pierre et Marie Curie
Pressman, Irwin Carleton University
Ramírez Alfonsín, Jorge Luis Université Montpellier 2
Ross, Elissa The Fields Institute
Sánchez, Pedro UNAM
Schulte, Egon Northeastern University
Schulze, Bernd The Fields Institute
Schürmann, Achill University of Rostock
Sljoka, Adnan York University
Soltan, Valeriu George Mason University
Stephen, Tamon Simon Fraser University
Swanepoel, Konrad The London School of Economics and Political Science
Tóth, Csaba University of Calgary
Vigan, Ivo CUNY
Vigh, Viktor University of Calgary
Weiss, Asia I York University
Whiteley, Walter York University
Yusun, Timothy Simon Fraser University


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