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MPI für Mathematik in den Naturwissenschaften Leipzig
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05.07.21 16.07.21

Minicourse on Convex Geometry

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.

Community agreement

Our aim is to have a fun and supportive environment where all participants feel welcome, safe, and included. We encourage everyone in the minicourse to actively help in creating such spaces in order to help us all learn about convex geometry together.

We are committed to creating a course which is welcoming to all participants regardless of gender identity and expression, nationality, ethnicity, race, religion, age, disability, mathematical background, or any other factor. As such, we will not tolerate any form of discrimination or harassment. Given the diversity of folks joining us, please remember to be mindful of the fact that some words and behaviors may be offensive to some even if they are not to others. We therefore ask that all participants take care to be respectful to one another.

If you are being harassed, made to feel uncomfortable with the way you are being treated, notice someone else being harassed, or if you have any other concerns, please contact the organizers. All reports will be handled in the strictest confidentiality and will be taken seriously.

Acknowledgement. This agreement is based on the community agreement created by the ECCO organizers for the “Encuentro Colombiano de Combinatoria'' conference and the QTMC organizers for the “Queer and Trans Mathematicians in Combinatorics” conference.

Program

Venkat Chandrasekaran (California Institute of Technology, Pasadena)
Convexity and Optimization
Amy Wiebe (Freie Universität Berlin, Berlin)
Polyhedra
17:30 - 19:00
Isabelle Shankar (Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences, Leipzig, Germany)
Non-polyhedral Convex Sets
17:30 - 19:00
Chiara Meroni (Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences, Leipzig, Germany)
Algebra and Convexity
14:00 - 16:00 Bernd Sturmfels (Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences)
17:30 - 19:00

Participants

Mudassar Ahmad

COMSATS University Islamabad, Pakistan

Rida Ait El Manssour

MPI MiS

Sean Akins

Oregon State University

Abeer Al Ahmadieh

University of Washington

Yulia Alexandr

UC Berkeley

Giusi Alfano

National Research Council IEIIT

Carlos Alejandro Alfaro

Banxico

Jason Altschuler

MIT

Alexandre Amice

MIT

Dushyant Arora

Siemens

Catherine Babecki

University of Washington, Seattle

Lorenzo Baldi

Inria Sophia Antipolis Méditerranée - Université Cote d'Azur

Mario Bauer

Universität Konstanz

Mara Belotti

Technische Universität Berlin

Katalin Berlow

UC Berkeley

Ayush Bharadwaj

San Francisco State University

Tobias Boege

Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg

Marie Brandenburg

MPI MiS

Venkat Chandrasekaran

California Institute of Technology

Xiangying Chen

Otto-von-Guericke Universität Magdeburg

Giulia Codenotti

Goethe Universität Frankfurt

Andrei Comăneci

Technische Universität Berlin

Francisco Criado Gallart

TU Berlin

Valentin Dannenberg

University of Rostock

Sebastian Debus

UiT Norges arktiske universitet

Leena Deka

Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi

Elena Derunova

Max Planck Institute of Microstructure Physics

Daniel Dörfler

Friedrich Schiller University Jena

Mareike Dressler

University of California, San Diego

Boulos El Hilany

TU Braunschweig

Yassine El Maazouz

U.C. Berkeley

Sophia Elia

Freie Universität Berlin

Samantha Fairchild

MPI MIS Leipzig

Luis Ferroni

University of Bologna

Claudia Fevola

Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences

Tara Fife

Queen Mary University London

Marina Garrote-López

Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya

Sofía Garzón

Berlin Mathematical School

Fulvio Gesmundo

Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences

Dhiraj Ghadage

Mumbai

Noah Giessing

Ghent University

Derek Hanely

University of Kentucky

Mitchell Harris

MIT

Arbe Heimendahl

University of Cologne

Jakob Henkel

Friedrich Schiller University Jena

Christoph Hertrich

TU Berlin

Serkan Hosten

San Francisco State University

Matthias Huebner

Trinseo Deutschland Anlagengesellschaft mbH

Thomas Jahn

TU Chemnitz

Aryaman Jal

Royal Institute of Technology (KTH)

Parvaneh Joharinad

MPI MIS Leipzig

Joe Johnson

North Carolina State University

Jaewoo Jung

Georgia Institute of Technology

alper kalle

Galatasaray University

Christina Katsamaki

Sorbonne Université/Inria Paris

Hanieh Keneshlou

Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf

Sampada Kolhatkar

Freie Universität Berlin

Andreas Kretschmer

Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg

Manish Krishan Lal

The University of British Columbia, Okanagan

Lukas Kühne

MPI MiS

Kisun Lee

UC San Diego

Julia Lindberg

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Dante Luber

TU

Antonio Macchia

Freie Universität Berlin

Levin Maier

University Heidelberg

Yelena Mandelshtam

U.C. Berkeley

Aida Maraj

MPI MiS

Thorsten Mayer

Universität Konstanz

Chiara Meroni

Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences

Leonid Monin

MPI MiS

Harshit Jitendra Motwani

Ghent University

Tommi Muller

The University Of British Columbia

Nicolas Nagel

TU Chemnitz

Gabriel Ong

Columbia University

Charmin Asirimath Pingamage Don

University of Oulu

Laith Rastanawi

Freie Universität Berlin

Kemal Rose

MPI Leipzig

Aalekh Roy

Institute of Mathematics and Applications, Bhubaneswar, India

Sourav Roy

Tata Institute of Fundamental Research - Centre For Applicable Mathematics

Ihab Sabik

Technische Universität Berlin

Anna-Laura Sattelberger

MPI-MiS Leipzig

Leonardo Saud Maia Leite

Royal Institute of Technology

Corbinian Schlosser

LAAS-CNRS

Claus Schneiderer

Universität Konstanz

Jakob Schuhmacher

Friedrich Schiller University Jena

Christoph Schulze

TU Dresden

Buesra Sert

Dresden Technical University

Isabelle Shankar

Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences

Aashish Sharma

Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi

Daria Shaydurova

Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg

Elima Shehu

The Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences

Kevin Shu

Georgia Institute of Technology

Shambhavi Singh

University of British Columbia Okanagan

Rainer Sinn

University of Leipzig

Miruna-Stefana Sorea

SISSA, Trieste, Italy

Bernd Sturmfels

Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences

Shengding Sun

Georgia Institute of Technology

Mariel Supina

KTH

Simon Telen

MPI MiS

Ayush Kumar Tewari

MFO Oberwolfach

Öznur Turhan

Galatasaray University

Julian Vill

Universität Konstanz

Andrés Vindas Meléndez

UC Berkeley & MSRI

Matias von Bell

University of Kentucky

Katherina von Dichter

Technische Universität München

Ziyuan Wang

University of British Columbia (Okanagan)

Thomas Wannerer

Friedrich Schiller University

Amy Wiebe

Freie Universität Berlin

Zhaoqi Wu

Nanchang University

Elizabeth Xiao

University of British Columbia (Vancouver)

Lei Yu

Tongji University

Chenyang Yuan

MIT

Gentian Zavalani

Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf

Fangyuan Zhao

Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena

Scientific Organizers

Venkat Chandrasekaran

California Institute of Technology

Chiara Meroni

Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences

Isabelle Shankar

Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences

Amy Wiebe

Freie Universität Berlin

Administrative Contact

Saskia Gutzschebauch

Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences Contact via Mail