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 (as from the course "Discrete Geometry I") will be helpful.
The course will use material from P. M. Gruber, " Convex and Discrete Geometry" (Springer 2007) and various other sources. There will be brief lecture notes available for course participants with detailed pointers to the literature. Schließen