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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.
Talks
Thursday, 7 February
Name  Titel  Zeit 
Nilay Züleya  12 spheres problem  9:00 
Phi Leonard Vo  Möbiusenergy minimizing Hopf links, or electrons on the sphere  10:00 
Robin Martin  Expected total curvature of random polygons (in R^{3})  11:00 
Friday, 8 February
Name  Titel  Zeit 
Dario Cavallaro  Algebraic entropy  13:00 
Monday, 11 February
Name  Titel  Zeit 
Yago Duppel  Quadrics and conics in the sphere and hyperbolic space  12:00 
Sergey Shemyakov  Topological characterization of polynomial maps: quadratic differentials in the proof of Thurston theorem  13:00 
Wednesday, 13 February
Name  Titel  Zeit 
Nina Smeenk  Tantrix of knots and bridge number  14:00 
Julian Meyer  Distance and intersection number in the curve graph of a surface  15:00 
Julia Kozubek  Heron's formula as scissors congruence in 4D  16:00 
Thursday, 21 February
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Name  Titel  Zeit 
Julian Marx  Variational surface cutting  12:00 
All talks will take place at MA 874/875, all times s.t.
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
 Möbiusenergy minimizing Hopf links, or electrons on the sphere ￩ Phi Leonard Vo
Yuri Suris
 Time discretization of LiePoisson systems ￩ Arbi Moses Badlyan
 Algebraic entropy of birational maps with invariant curves [arxiv] (B,M) ￩ Jana Larisch
 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)
Responsible professors
Assistent: Felix Knöppel (knoeppel@math.tuberlin.de)
Previous semester: Summer 2018
