MPS Conference on Discrete & Computational Geometry: Quo Vadis

Date & Time


Location

Ingrid Daubechies Auditorium
162 Fifth Avenue, Flatiron Institute
New York, NY 10010 United States

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Mon: 8:30 AM – 5 PM
Tues: 8:30 AM – 5 PM
Weds: 8:30 AM – 6 PM
Thurs: 8:30 AM – 5 PM
Fri: 8:30 AM – 2 PM

Deadline to Register

Monday February 24, 2020

Invitation Only

Participation is by invitation only. All participants must register.

Dedicated to the memory of Ricky Pollack

Organizers
Boris Aronov, NYU Tandon School of Engineering
János Pach, Rényi Institute, Budapest and EPFL, Lausanne

Scientific Committee
Noga Alon, Princeton University
Ken Clarkson, IBM Almaden
Joseph O’Rourke, Smith College
Emo Welzl, ETH Zurich

Thirty-three years ago, when Goodman and Pollack launched their journal Discrete & Computational Geometry, their title choice looked somewhat arbitrary. Today Discrete and Computational Geometry is a vibrant area of the mathematical sciences devoted to understanding the structure and complexity of discrete geometric objects as well as the design and analysis of geometric algorithms. In the light of many spectacular recent breakthroughs concerning the sphere packing problem, Erdős’s problems on the distribution of distances among n points, and several other questions, it is time to contemplate the future of Discrete and Computational Geometry, its main new trends and promising avenues of research to explore.

The conference will be dedicated to the memory of Ricky Pollack, who, together with Eli Goodman, contributed more than anyone else to the amalgamation of the two cultures and two communities, discrete and computational, leading to the birth of Discrete and Computational Geometry.

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    Monday, March 30

    8:30 AMCHECK-IN & BREAKFAST
    9:30 AMPROGRAM | TBA
    10:30 AMBREAK
    11:00 AMPROGRAM | TBA
    12:00 PMLUNCH
    1:00 PMPROGRAM | TBA
    2:00 PMBREAK
    2:30 PMPROGRAM | TBA
    3:30 PMBREAK
    4:00 PMPROGRAM | TBA
    5:00 PMDAY ONE CONCLUDES

    Tuesday, March 31

    8:30 AMCHECK-IN & BREAKFAST
    9:30 AMPROGRAM | TBA
    10:30 AMBREAK
    11:00 AMPROGRAM | TBA
    12:00 PMLUNCH
    1:00 PMPROGRAM | TBA
    2:00 PMBREAK
    2:30 PMPROGRAM | TBA
    3:30 PMBREAK
    4:00 PMPROGRAM | TBA
    5:00 PMDAY TWO CONCLUDES

    Wednesday, April 1

    8:30 AMCHECK-IN & BREAKFAST
    9:30 AMPROGRAM | TBA
    10:30 AMBREAK
    11:00 AMPROGRAM | TBA
    12:00 PMLUNCH
    1:00 PMPROGRAM | TBA
    2:00 PMBREAK
    2:30 PMPROGRAM | TBA
    3:30 PMBREAK
    4:00 PMPROGRAM | TBA
    6:00 PMDAY THREE CONCLUDES

    Thursday, April 2

    8:30 AMCHECK-IN & BREAKFAST
    9:30 AMPROGRAM | TBA
    10:30 AMBREAK
    11:00 AMPROGRAM | TBA
    12:00 PMLUNCH
    1:00 PMPROGRAM | TBA
    2:00 PMBREAK
    2:30 PMPROGRAM | TBA
    3:30 PMBREAK
    4:00 PMPROGRAM | TBA
    5:00 PMDAY FOUR CONCLUDES

    Friday, April 3

    8:30 AMCHECK-IN & BREAKFAST
    9:30 AMPROGRAM | TBA
    10:30 AM BREAK
    11:00 AM PROGRAM | TBA
    12:00 PM LUNCH
    1:00 PM PROGRAM | TBA
    2:00 PM MEETING CONCLUDES
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    Air and Train

    Group A
    The foundation will arrange and pay for all air and train travel to the conference for those in Group A. Please provide your travel specifications by clicking the registration link above. If you are unsure of your group, please refer to your invitation sent via email.
    Group B
    Individuals in Group B will not receive travel or hotel support. Please register at the link above so that we can capture your dietary requirements. If you are unsure of your group, please refer to your invitation sent via email.

    Personal Car

    For participants driving to Manhattan, the Roger Hotel offers valet parking. Please note there are no in-and-out privileges when using the hotel’s garage, therefore it is encouraged that participants walk or take public transportation to the Simons Foundation.
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    Participants in Group A who require accommodations are hosted by the foundation for a maximum of six nights at The Roger hotel. Any additional nights are at the attendee’s own expense.

    The Roger New York
    131 Madison Avenue
    New York, NY 10016
    (between 30th and 31st Streets)

    To arrange accommodations, please register at the link above.

    For driving directions to The Roger, please click here.

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    Travel and Hotel Assistance
    Christophe Vergnol
    Protravel
    chrisvgroup@protravelinc.com
    (646)-747-9767

    Registration and General Meeting Assistance
    Meghan Fazzi
    Manager, Events and Administration, MPS, Simons Foundation
    mfazzi@simonsfoundation.org
    (212) 524-6080

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