New Horizons in Geometry

Micha Sharir is 70

Tel Aviv University
Postponed to Spring 2021

Combinatorics, Algorithms, and the Algebraic Method

The field of “Discrete & Computational Geometry” emerged over thirty years ago, thanks to the powerful synergy between the established area of discrete geometry and the nascent study of geometric algorithms: It was discovered that many algorithmic problems boil down to fundamental questions in combinatorial geometry, while several combinatorial questions were successfully tackled using probabilistic paradigms from algorithmic geometry. Ten years ago, the field has again changed beyond recognition due to the discovery of deep connections between combinatorial and algebraic geometry. 


This meeting will bring together some of the leading researchers to assess the state of the art and outline further directions of progress. We will use this occasion to celebrate the manifold contributions of Micha Sharir which profoundly influenced each of the above developments.







The following is a partial list, with more speakers to appear later on.
Pankaj Agarwal (Duke University) 
Noga Alon (Princeton University)
Boris Aronov (NYU)
Shiri Artstein-Avidan (Tel Aviv University)
Kenneth Clarkson (IBM Almaden Research Center) 
Herbert Edelsbrunner (IST Austria)
Esther Ezra (Bar Ilan University)
Leonidas Guibas (Stanford University)
Dan Halperin (Tel Aviv University)
Sariel Har-Peled (University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign)
Gil Kalai (Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
Haim Kaplan (Tel Aviv University)
Matya Katz (Ben Gurion University)
Nets Katz (California Institute of Technology)
Klara Kedem (Ben Gurion University)
Nati Linial (Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
Emo Welzl (ETH Zurich)
János Pach (Alfréd Rényi Institute of Mathematics)
József Solymosi (University of British Columbia)



Orit Raz (Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
Natan Rubin (Ben Gurion University)
Adam Sheffer (CUNY: Baruch College)

There are no registration fees.

The main part of the conference will take place in Steinhardt Museum of Natural History (on the Tel Aviv University campus). 

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