Equivariant Methods in Discrete Geometry: Problems and Progress
Introductory Workshop: Geometric and Topological Combinatorics September 05, 2017 - September 08, 2017
Location: MSRI: Simons Auditorium
In this lecture, I will discuss three different problems from Discrete Geometry,
- the Topological Tverberg Problem,
- the Colored Tverberg Problem, and
- the Grünbaum Hyperplane Problem.
These problems have many things in common:
- They are easy to state, and may look harmless,
- They have very nice and classical configuration spaces,
- they may be attacked by ``Equivariant Obstruction Theory'',
- this solves the problems --- but only partially,
- which leads us to ask more questions, look for new tools ...
- and this yields surprising new results.
(Joint work with Pavle Blagojevic, Florian Frick, Albert Haase, and Benjamin Matschke)
If none of the options work for you, you can always buy the DVD of this lecture. The videos are sold at cost for $20USD (shipping included). Please Click Here to send an email to MSRI to purchase the DVD.
See more of our Streaming videos on our main VMath Videos page.