Algebraic Techniques for Combinatorial and Computational Geometry
Month: March 2014
Date: March 10--June 13
Name: Algebraic Techniques for Combinatorial and Computational Geometry
Location: Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics (IPAM), UCLA, Los Angeles, California.
In the past four years, the landscape of combinatorial geometry has considerably changed due to the work of Guth and Katz. More recently, Green and Tao stunningly solved the long-standing conjecture of Dirac and Motzkin on the number of ordinary lines. What these results have in common is algebraic geometry. The application of algebraic geometry to problems in incidence geometry has been a rather surprising development. This interdisciplinary work is still at its infancy, and a major goal of this program is to provide a venue for deepening and widening the interaction between combinatorial geometry, algebraic geometry, Fourier analysis, and hopefully other mathematical disciplines too. An application and registration form are available online.
December 10, 2013.