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Student seminar Differential Geometry and Mathematical Physics (Winter 2018)
 The available topics will be presented at the introductory meeting on Tuesday November 6 at 14:15 in MA 874/875.
 The assignment of topics will be on Tuesday November 13 at 14:15 in MA 874/875.
 Please send a mail with your name, student id and topic to knoeppel@math.tuberlin.de
This is a block seminar. Each student has to give a 45 minute talk at the end of the semester.
Topics
Ulrich Pinkall
 Physical simulation of environmentally induced thin shell deformation [project site] (B,M)
 Fast winding numbers for soups and clouds [pdf] (B,M)
 Canonical Möbius subdivision [pdf] (B,M)
 Regular meshes from polygonal patterns [pdf] (B,M)
 Variational surface cutting [pdf] (B,M) ￩ Julian Marx
John Sullivan
 12 spheres problem [arxiv] (M) ￩ Nilay Züleya
 Heron's formula as scissors congruence in 4D [arxiv] (B) ￩ Julia Kozubek
 Expected total curvature of random polygons (in R^{3}) [arxiv] (B,M) ￩ Robin Martin
 Tantrix of knots and bridge number [arxiv] (B,M) Nina Smeenk
 Distance and intersection number in the curve graph of a surface [arxiv] (B,M) ￩ Julian Meyer
Yuri Suris
 Time discretization of LiePoisson systems ￩ Arbi Moses Badlyan
 Algebraic entropy of birational maps with invariant curves [arxiv] (B,M)
 Algebraic entropy [arxiv] (B,M) ￩ Dario Cavallaro
 Generalized Manin transformations [arxiv] (B,M)
 Pentagrams, inscribed polygons, and Prym varieties [arxiv]
Boris Springborn
 Configurations of skew lines [arxiv] (B,M) ￩ The Anh Le
 Rigidity of the hexagonal Delaunay triangulated plane [arxiv] (B,M) ￩ Luise Benke
 Spherical geometry and integrable systems [arxiv] (B,M)
 Mahler measure and volume in hyperbolic space [arxiv]
 Computing discrete harmonic maps (12 talks) [arxiv]
 Embedding S^{n} into R^{n+1} with given integral Gauss curvature and optimal mass transport on S^{n} [arxiv] ￩ Nick?
Alexander Bobenko
 Quadrics and conics in the sphere and hyperbolic space (12 talks) [arxiv] (B) ￩ Yago Duppel
 Deformable quadrileteral surfcaces [arxiv] (M)
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Assistant: Felix Knöppel (knoeppel@math.tuberlin.de)
Previous semester: Summer 2018
