The Fall 2011 program "Quantitative Geometry" is devoted to the investigation of geometric questions in which quantitative/asymptotic considerations are inherent and necessary for the formulation of the problems being studied. Such topics arise naturally in a wide range of mathematical disciplines, with significant relevance both to the internal development of the respective fields, as well as to applications in areas such as theoretical computer science. Examples of areas that will be covered by the program are: geometric group theory, the theory of Lipschitz functions (e.g., Lipschitz extension problems and structural aspects such as quantitative differentiation), large scale and coarse geometry, embeddings of metric spaces and their applications to algorithm design, geometric aspects of harmonic analysis and probability, quantitative aspects of linear and non-linear Banach space theory, quantitative aspects of geometric measure theory and isoperimetry, and metric invariants arising from embedding theory and Riemannian geometry. The MSRI program aims to crystallize the interactions between researchers in various relevant fields who might lack a common language, even though they are working on related questions.
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|August 18, 2011 - August 19, 2011||Connections for Women in Quantitative Geometry|
|August 22, 2011 - August 26, 2011||Introductory Workshop on Quantitative Geometry|
|September 19, 2011 - September 23, 2011||Probabilistic Reasoning in Quantitative Geometry|
|October 17, 2011 - October 21, 2011||Embedding Problems in Banach Spaces and Group Theory|
|December 05, 2011 - December 09, 2011||Quantitative Geometry in Computer Science|