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
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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:
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
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