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Fall 2001: Discrete Geometry Program

In connection with the European Graduate Program Combinatorics, Geometry, and Computation a Fall School:

Discrete Geometry - Triangulations from various points of view

will be held from Thursday to Saturday, October 4 to 6, 2001 (arrival October 3, departure October 7), in the vicinity of Berlin. It will be funded/financed by the Berlin-Zurich European Graduate Program Combinatorics, Geometry, and Computation.

The purpose of the Fall School is to give an introductory overview of several areas of Discrete Geometry and present new research trends, and to give students working in this or related fields the opportunity to meet. The school is addressed to graduate students (from all over Europe) of Mathematics or Computer Science who are interested in Discrete Geometry. There will be spaces also for some advanced undergraduates and/or a few postdocs.

Some basic knowledge in Discrete Mathematics is assumed. Students of other fields are welcome to apply if they have this prerequisite knowledge.

The program will be presented by the following lecturers:

Jack Snoeyink   (UNC at Chapel Hill):   Pseudo-triangulations in the plane
Jürgen Richter-Gebert   (TU München) :   Minimal and maximal triangulations
Jörg Rambau   (ZIB Berlin):   Triangulations of cyclic polytopes: A friendly world with no limits on the (co-)dimension
Emo Welzl   (ETH Zürich):   Discrete geometry under the Gale transform
Günter M. Ziegler   (TU Berlin):   The g-theorem and related conjectures

The lectures will present examples, mathematical models, combinatorial and metric properties, as well as algorithmic treatment and appliciations of triangulations. A more detailed program will be available at this site soon.

Each lecturer will present a lecture of two hours in English. In addition, problem sets will be solved in small groups and discussed afterwards.

The Fall School will take place at a nice little city of Alt-Ruppin close to Berlin:

Hotel Am Alten Rhin
Fr.-Engels-Str. 12
16827 Alt Ruppin

The costs per participant are DEM 150,00 and include full board during the Fall School. The number of participants is limited to about 30.

Applications with a short curriculum vitae (including scientific background) and a short letter of recommendation of a university faculty member should be sent to:

Prof. Günter M. Ziegler
Institute of Mathematics, MA 6-2
Technical University of Berlin
D-10623 Berlin

email: ziegler@math.tu-berlin.de
Tel.: +49 - 30 - 314-25730 office
Tel.: +49 - 30 - 314-23354 Secr.
FAX: +49 - 30 - 314-21269
no later than August 30.

Further information can also be obtained from:
Bettina Felsner:   phone    ++49-30-838 75 104  /  e-mail:   bfelsner@inf.fu-berlin.de

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