The target audience are students with an interest in discrete mathematics and (convex) geometry. The course is a good entry point for a specialization in discrete geometry. The topics addressed in the course supplement and deepen the understanding for discrete-geometric structures appearing in differential geometry, topology, combinatorics, and algebraic geometry.
Solid background in linear algebra and some analysis. Basic knowledge and experience with polytopes and/or convexity will be helpful.
* G.M. Ziegler "Lectures on Polytopes" * R. Schneider "Convex Bodies: The Brunn-Minkowski Theory" * P. Gruber "Convex and Discrete Geometry" * J. Matousek "Lectures on Discrete Geometry" More literature will be announced in class. close