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f-vectors of polytopes and simplicial complexes, part I: results and problems

Introductory Workshop: Geometric and Topological Combinatorics September 05, 2017 - September 08, 2017

September 06, 2017 (10:30 AM PDT - 11:30 AM PDT)
Speaker(s): Eran Nevo (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
Location: MSRI: Simons Auditorium
  • face numbers

  • Polytopes

  • Simplicial Complexes

Primary Mathematics Subject Classification
Secondary Mathematics Subject Classification No Secondary AMS MSC


What are the possible face numbers of d-dimensional: polytopes? simplicial polytopes (namely those whose proper faces are all simplices)? flag polytopes (namely simplicial polytopes all whose minimal nonfaces have size 2)? centrally symmetric polytopes (namely those invariant under the map x-->-x)?...

We'll survey results and open problems concerning face numbers (f-vectors) of polytopes and simplicial complexes, including subfamilies of particular interest.

As the area is vast and fast growing, this talk will cover only a portion of it, representing some of the main methods used. These methods range from algebraic to combinatorial, topological and geometric, and will form Part II given by Martina Juhnke-Kubitzke.

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