The Bay Area Discrete Math Day, FALL 2000
This meeting intends to increase the communication between researchers
and graduate students of discrete mathematics around the San Francisco
bay area. The term ``discrete mathematics'' certainly includes the
following topics: Algebraic and Enumerative Combinatorics, Discrete
Geometry, Graph Theory, Coding and Design Theory, Combinatorial
Aspects of Algebra and Geometry, Combinatorial Optimization,
Probabilistic Combinatorics, Combinatorics in Mathematical Physics,
etc. The goal is to have two annual meetings where some specialists
will present some recent advances in the
field and where we could have a good opportunity to talk about discrete
The first meeting will take place at UC Davis Friday, October 20, 2000
and it is planned to be adjacent to the 2000 Fall AMS Western Section
Meeting to take place in San Francisco, CA, October 21-22, 2000. A special issue of Discrete and Computational
Geometry is planned for these two events. Here is the list of
invited talks and the schedule for the conference. All talks will take
place in KERR HALL 693 (check out this map of campus which shows VP25
the visitor parking closest to Kerr hall
Here you can find driving
directions to UC Davis
10:15 am OPENING REMARKS
10:30am Bruce Reznick
(Univ. of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign)
"Polynomials and lattice point polytopes"
11:30am Matthias Beck (SUNY Binghamton)
"Dedekind sums: a discrete-geometric viewpoint"
1:30pm Anne Shepler (Univ. Wisconsin/ UC Santa Cruz)
"The sign character for Shephard groups"
2:00pm Diane Maclagan (Institute Advance Studies, Princeton)
The vertex ideal of a lattice.
3:00pm Frank Sottile (Univ. Massachussetts, Amherst)
"Polytopes and Isotropic Schubert Calculus"
3:30pm Marcelo Aguiar (UQAM, Quebec, Canada)
"Infinitesimal Hopf algebras and the cd-index of polytopes"
For more information please contact the local organizer
(firstname.lastname@example.org). There will not be any registration fee,
but ALL participants are kindly requested to send us a message if you
plan to attend. We have assembled some
Travel and hotel information .
The next meeting will take place at Cal. State Hayward in the Spring of 2001.
More information will be available at this web page later on.
Sincerely, the steering committee:
Jesus A. De Loera
University of California at Davis
San Francisco State University, San Francisco.
University of California at Berkeley
Cal. State Hayward.
University of California at Berkeley.