April 17, 2024

July - December 2011
Thematic Program on Discrete Geometry and Applications

November 14-18, 2011
Workshop on Sphere Arrangements

Karoly Bezdek (Univ. of Calgary)
Robert Connelly (Cornell Univ.)
Herbert Edelsbrunner (IST Austria)

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Tentative Schedule:

Tuesday, November 15
9:30-10:30 Oleg Musin University of Texas at Brownsville
Packing of Congruent Spheres on a Sphere
10:30-11:00 COFFEE BREAK
11:00-12:00 Douglas Hardin Vanderbilt University
Discretizing Compact Manifolds with Minimum Energy
12:00-2:30 LUNCH BREAK
3:30-4:00 COFFEE BREAK
4:00-5:00 Brittany Terese Fasy IST Austria
Ghosts in Gaussian Mixture Models
Wednesday, November 16
9:30-10:30 Janos Pach EPFL and NYU
Heavily Covered Points in Geometric Arrangements
10:30-11:00 COFFEE BREAK
11:00-12:00 Csaba Toth University of Calgary
On the Average Distance from the Fermat-Weber Center of a Planar Convex Body
12:00-2:30 LUNCH BREAK
2:30-3:30 Gábor Fejes Tóth Rényi Institute
Shortest Path Avoiding Balls
3:30-4:00 COFFEE BREAK
4:00-5:00 Ken Stephenson University of Tennessee
Circle Packings and Circle Arrangements: Searching for Common Ground
Thursday, November 17
9:30-10:30 Karoly Bezdek University of Calgary
On a Foam Problem and on the X-ray Conjecture
10:30-11:00 COFFEE BREAK
11:00-12:00 Balázs Csikós Eötvös University
On the Volume of the Union and Intersection of Random Balls
12:00-2:30 LUNCH BREAK

Igors Gorbovickis Cornell University
The Kneser-Poulsen Conjecture for Large Radii

3:30-4:00 COFFEE BREAK
4:00-5:00 Rob Womersley University of New South Wales
Spherical Designs and Approximate Spherical Designs


Full Name University Name
Avis, David Kyoto University and McGill University
Balachandran, Prakash Duke University
Bezdek, Károly University of Calgary
Cerri, Andrea Vienna University of Technology
Connelly, Robert Cornell University
Csikós, Balázs Eötvös Loránd University
Deza, Antoine McMaster University
Dlotko, Pawel Jagiellonian University
Edelsbrunner, Herbert IST Austria
Fasy, Brittany Duke University
Fejes Tóth, Gábor Alfréd Rényi Institute of Mathematics
Frosini, Patrizio University of Bologna
Gao, Weidong Nankai University
Gorbovickis, Igors Cornell University
Halevy, Itamar no affiliation
Hardin, Doug Vanderbilt University
Mixer, Mark The Fields Institute
Musin, Oleg University of Texas at Brownsville
Nixon, Anthony The Fields Institute
Owen, Megan The Fields Institute
Pach, János EPFL Lausanne
Pellicer, Daniel The Fields Institute
Pilaud, Vincent Fields Institute and Université Paris 7
Ross, Elissa The Fields Institute
Schulze, Bernd The Fields Institute
Smale, Stephen City University of Hong Kong
Stephenson, Kenneth University of Tennessee
Tóth, Csaba University of Calgary
Vigh, Viktor University of Calgary
Wang, Bei SCI Institute
Weiss, Asia Ivic York University
Whiteley, Walter York University
Womersley, Robert University of New South Wales


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