This summer school combines various current research topics in geometry, topology and applications that are characterized by a close interplay of smooth and discrete aspects. It is organized by the Berlin Mathematical School and the SFB/TRR 109, Alexander Bobenko and Boris Springborn.
Discrete Differential Geometry
September 9-20, 2013
at TU Berlin
organized by the Berlin Mathematical School and the SFB/TR 109 "Discretization in Geometry and Dynamics", Alexander Bobenko and Boris Springborn.
This summer school combines various current research topics in geometry, topology and applications that are characterized by a close interplay of smooth and discrete aspects.
A diverse program of short introductory lecture series will treat subjects ranging from polyhedral surfaces, Teichmüller theory, 3-manifold triangulations and hyperbolic geometry over integrable systems and statistical models to image processing and geometric modeling.
The summer school is aimed at graduate students in mathematics. Postdocs and junior faculty are also encouraged to attend.
All lectures take place in Room MA 041 (follow the signs), Institute of Mathematics, TU Berlin, Strasse des 17. Juni 136, 10623 Berlin. It's the modern building in red and blue with the bear statue and the mosaic of the letter π at the main entrance.
- Vladimir Bazhanov (Australian National U):
Introduction to Yang-Baxter equation and statistical mechanics
[in Berlin Sep 9-15]
- Daniel Cremers (TU München):
Geometric Reconstruction from Images, Novel Algorithms of 3D Shape Analysis, Convex Relaxations for Image Segmentation
[in Berlin Sep 16-18]
- Vladimir Fock (U de Strasbourg et CNRS):
Integrable systems and discrete Dirac operator
- Gitta Kutyniok (TU Berlin):
Applied Harmonic Analysis meets Geometry
- Feng Luo (Rutgers):
An introduction to Teichmüller theory from the triangulation point of view (lecture notes)
[in Berlin Sep 12-15]
- Ulrich Pinkall (TU Berlin):
Conformal deformations of surfaces
- Wolfgang K. Schief (U of New South Wales):
Projective differential geometry of surfaces: integrable structure and discretization
[in Berlin until Jan 2014]
- Yuri Suris (TU Berlin):
The Lagrangian theory of discrete integrable systems
- Serge Tabachnikov (Pennsylvania State U):
Pentagram map, the first 21 years
[in Berlin Sep 7-12]
- Max Wardetzky (U Göttingen):
A unified approach to smooth and discrete curvatures using Cartan's moving frames
More information: schedule and abstracts
Online registration is available here until July 1 2013 July 28 2013.
Applications should include:
- a short letter of motivation
- one letter of recommentdation
Hotel rooms (double and triple) have been reserved for participants from outside Berlin and will be paid by the organizers.
Subsidiary financial support may be offered to selected participants to cover accommodation and possibly travel costs.
For participants with children of up to 6 years, there will be day care opportunities if requested in advance in the registration.
How to get around in Berlin?
Berlin has an excellent public transportation. There are weekly tickets with which you can travel with the public transportation (U-Bahn, S-Bahn, bus, tram) as much as you wish. Costs for a 7-day ticket (7-Tgae VBB-Umweltkarte or 7-Day-Eco Ticket) for zones A+B is € 28,-.
Zones A + B are within Berlin City limits, thus ideal for the transportation between the hotel and TU Berlin but also to clubs within Berlin. If you intend to travel to Postdam you need an additional ticket for zone C. See for more information: http://www.bvg.de/index.php/en/17183/name/Weekly/article/77395.html
Good places to eat on campus:
Cafeteria on 9th floor
Opening hours: Mo - Fr 11:00 - 16:00.
You can eat warm meals here, for prices ranging from about 2.50 - 4.80 €.
Cafeteria on ground floor
Opening hours: Mo - Fr 8:00 - 18:00.
You can eat warm meals here, for prices ranging from about 2.30 - 4.50 €.
TU Mensa Hardenbergstrasse 34
Opening hours: Mo - Fr 11:00 – 14:45.
You can eat warm meals here, for prices ranging from about 2.50 to 3.50 €.
The meals are paid using a "Mensa Karte; you can buy one on the ground floor of the Mensa at the cash point (deposit 1,55 €). The card will immediately be loaded with the desired amount. After this first time, the card can be reloaded at cash machines, also located in the Mensa. Before you leave, you can return the card and receive the remaining value on your card and the deposit.
To profit from the lower student prices, you need to identify with a student ID card.
Cafeteria TU Mensa Hardenbergstr. 34
Opening hours: Mo - Fr 11:00 – 15:30.
Cafeteria Wetterleuchten TU Main Building, Strasse des 17. Juni 135
Opening hours: Mo - Fr 8:30 – 15:00.
Facing the main building from the Strasse des 17. Juni, the cafeteria is on the right hand side. It is also possible to sit outside.
Cafeteria TU Ernst-Reuter-Platz Strasse des 17. Juni 152
Opening hours: Mo - Fr 8:30 – 15:00.
Cafeteria TU Skyline TU Main Building, Ernst-Reuter-Platz 7Opening hours: Mo - Fr 8:30 – 15:00.
Great view over Berlin!
Good places outside the university:
Café Hardenberg, Hardenbergstr. 10, Berlin
Restaurant Filmbühne am Steinplatz, Hardenbergstr. 12
Café Zeitlos, Franklinstr.10
Pasta & Basta (italian cuisine), Knesebeckstr. 94
Manjurani (indian cuisine), Knesebeckstr. 4
Satyam (indian cuisine), Goethestr.5
Restaurant Brel, Savignyplatz 1
Mr Hai + Friends (vietnamese cuisine), Savignyplatz 1
Dicke Wirtin (Berliner Kneipe), Carmerstr. 9