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Coverings by Cylinders

Algebra & Discrete Mathematics

Speaker: Karoly Bezdek, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Calgary
Location: 2112 MSB
Start time: Mon, Jan 7 2013, 4:10PM

In the 1930's, Tarski introduced his plank problem at a time when the field Discrete Geometry was about to born. It is quite remarkable that Tarski's question and its variants continue to generate interest in the geometric and analytic aspects of coverings by cylinders in the present time as well. The lecture is of a survey type with some old as well as new results and with a list of open research problems on the discrete geometric side of coverings by cylinders.

Note the special time and place : Monday 4:10 pm on January 7 in 2112. In the Winter, the ADM seminar will normally meet on Thursdays from 3:10 - 4pm in 1147. This talk is an exception.