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Monday Lecture and Colloquium

**Monday, May 27, 2013**

Freie Universität Berlin

Institut für Informatik

Takustr. 9

14195 Berlin

room 005

** Lecture - 14:15**

### Gil Kalai -
Hebrew University of Jerusalem

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Advances and Challenges in the combinatorial study of convex polytopes and related structures

*Abstract:*

The lecture will discuss some of the main problems and some of the most disturbing problems in the combinatorics of convex polytopes and more general structures.
Among the issues i will discuss are: f-vectors, flag vectors, neighborliness, low-dimensional skeleta, the g-conjecture for spheres,
some problems around the Hirsch conjecture, problems on special classes of polytopes.

** Colloquium - 16:00**

### Karim Adiprasito -
Freie Universität Berlin

### Equifacets and Equifaces of convex polytopes

*Abstract:*

A classic observation in the theory of convex polytopes is
that for every 3-dimensional
polytope, we have that

3p_3+2p_4+p_5 > 11 (1)

where p_3, p_4 and p_5 denote the number of triangle, quadrilateral
resp. pentagon faces of
the polytope. In particular, not every facet of a 3-polytope can be a
hexagon. In a delightful 1967
paper, Perles and Shephard proved generalizations to equation (1), and
demonstrated, for
example, that not every facet of a 7-polytope can be a 6-dimensional
crosspolytope. Since then,
their results have been refined in several ways, but mesmerizing
problems remain open.

I will discuss the classic approaches to the problem, and relations to
results of Brooks,
Gao-Yau and others on the existence of negatively curved metrics on
manifolds of dimension
3 and higher.

Letzte Aktualisierung:
24.05.2013