Discrete Conformal Maps

Alexander I. Bobenko, Stefan Sechelmann, Boris Springborn


The notion of discrete conformal equivalence for polyhedral surfaces is based on a simple definition:
Two polyhedral surfaces are discretely conformally equivalent if the edge lengths are related by scale factors assigned to the vertices. It leads to a surprisingly rich theory.

The notion of discrete conformal equivalence is extended from triangulated surfaces to polyhedral surfaces with faces that are inscribed in circles.


  • A. I. Bobenko, S. Sechelmann, and B. Springborn.
    Discrete conformal maps: Boundary value problems, circle domains, Fuchsian and Schottky uniformization.
    In A. I. Bobenko, editor, Advances in Discrete Differential Geometry. Springer, 2016.

Prof. Dr. Alexander I. Bobenko   +

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Dr. Stefan Sechelmann   +

Projects: A01
University: TU Berlin
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Prof. Dr. Boris Springborn   +

Projects: A01, A11
University: TU Berlin
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