Minicourse on Convex Geometry

July 05 - 16, 2021
Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences

This mini-course covers the basics of convex geometry with a focus on combinatorial and algebraic structures. Optimization serves as motivation. Lectures and exercise sessions on the fundamentals lead into problem-solving sessions that explore research questions.

Currently all sessions are planned to be virtual. Familiarity with basics on convex sets, discrete geometry, and algebraic methods is a plus, but will not be assumed. Fundamentals will be covered in the lectures. This includes introductions to:

  • Convex optimization
  • Facial structure of convex bodies
  • Non-polyhedral convex bodies such as spectrahedra

Participants will be given an opportunity to present research questions they are interested in or working on. Registration is open until June 28, 2021.

Date and Location

July 05 - 16, 2021
Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences
Virtual event - Videobroadcast

Scientific Organizers

  • Venkat Chandrasekaran, California Institute of Technology
  • Chiara Meroni, MPI for Mathematics in the Sciences
  • Isabelle Shankar, MPI for Mathematics in the Sciences
  • Amy Wiebe, Freie Universität Berlin

Administrative Contact

Saskia Gutzschebauch
MPI for Mathematics in the Sciences
Contact by Email

18.06.2021, 01:28