DMS Graduate Student Seminar

Time: Jan 25, 2023 (03:00 PM)
Location: 108 ACLC

Speaker: Dr. Hannah Alpert
Title: Routing on higher-dimensional convex grid pieces
Abstract: Can you distort an arbitrary convex polygon to fit into a rectangle of about the same area, without stretching or squishing it too much? This question is open in the precise formulation I have in mind, and I hope you will be inspired to solve it. It comes from my students' REU project about routing tokens on graphs, which comes from my research about topology of configuration spaces of disks. We'll talk about how one question leads to another.