Discrete and Computational Geometry

The Goodman-Pollack Fest/Feast

November 8-9, 2014

Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences

251 Mercer Street, New York, NY 10012

Program appears below.  Here are the titles and abstracts looking pretty; and here is a less pretty version.

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To celebrate the 80th birthdays of Eli Goodman and Ricky Pollack, the Courant Institute, with some help from Springer Verlag, organizes a conference at NYU on November 8-9, 2014 (Saturday and Sunday). There will be a number of invited lectures by special guests, leaders in our field, who are both professionally and personally close to Ricky and Eli.

We plan an exciting scientific program, honoring these extraordinary researchers, the founding fathers of Discrete & Computational Geometry (DCG).

List of speakers:

Pankaj Agarwal

Imre Bárány

Louis Billera

Herbert Edelsbrunner

Andrei Gabrielov

Andreas Holmsen

Joseph Mitchell

Marjorie Senechal

William Steiger

Thomas Zaslavsky

The organizers:

Boris Aronov

Saugata Basu

Sylvain Cappell

Joseph Malkevitch

János Pach

Micha Sharir



9:30 registration, light breakfast

10:00-10:10 Introductory remarks

10:10-11:00 Pankaj K. Agarwal: Arrangements, Geometric Optimization, and Range Searching

11:10-12:00 Imre Bárány: Universal Points


14:00-14:50 Louis Billera: Balanced and Unbalanced Collections

15:00-15:50 Herbert Edelsbrunner: The Discrete Morse Theory of Čech and Delaunay Complexes

coffee break

16:20-17:10 Andrei Gabrielov: Classification of Spherical Quadrilaterals

17:20-18:10 Andreas Holmsen: Generalizations and Variations of Hadwiger's Transversal Theorem


9:40 coffee, light breakfast

10:00-10:50 Joseph S. B. Mitchell: Variations on Guarding

11:00-11:50 Marjorie Senechal: What is a Crystal?


14:00-14:50 William Steiger: Some Geometric Partitioning Questions, Answers, Algorithms

15:00-15:50 Thomas Zaslavsky: The Discrete & Computational Geometry of Non-Attacking Chess Pieces

16:00-??? wine and cheese reception