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Marjorie Senechal

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SMITH Regional Geometry Institute
Posted: Sep 27, 1992 7:30 PM
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An NSF Regional Geometry Institute in Discrete Geometry will be held at
Smith College, Northampton, MA, July 5 - 31, 1993. Participants will
include high school teachers, undergraduates, graduate students, and
research geometers.

PROGRAM: Amherst, Hampshire, Holy Cross, Mount Holyoke, Smith and
Williams Colleges, and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst will
host an NSF-funded Regional Geometry Institute for approximately 100
discrete geometers, graduate students, undergraduates and
high school teachers on the campus of Smith College in Northampton, MA.
The Institute will develop two broad themes, computational geometry and
tilings, in parallel lecture series. The speakers and titles are: first
week, Joseph O'Rourke (Smith), "Introduction to Computational
Geometry", and Robert Connelly (Cornell), "Models and Theorems"; second
week, Godfried Toussaint (McGill), "2D Algorithms: Triangulations and
Arrangements", and John Conway (Princeton), "Symmetries, Lattices, and
Tilings"; third week, Scott Drysdale (Dartmouth), "Voronoi Diagrams",
and Charles Radin (Texas), "Tilings and Ergodic Theory"; fourth week,
Ludwig Danzer (Dortmund), "Quasicrystal Tilings", and Herbert
Edelsbrunner (Illinois) "3D Triangulations". There will also be
approximately forty lectures on current research in several other areas
of geometry, a weekly Education Forum, anda weekly series of talks by
scientists and artists.

PARTICIPANTS: The Institute seeks approximately 40 mathematicians who
have active research programs in or closely related to discrete geometry
and who are interested in participating in a "vertically integrated"
Institute. The Institute will pay travel, room and board, and a modest
stipend. There is also funding for about 16 graduate students. Preference
will be given to participants who can stay the entire month.

INFORMATION: For application forms and more information about the
Institute, contact Regional Geometry Institute, Clark Science Center,
Smith College, Northampton, MA 01063 USA; the email
address is rgi@smith.smith.edu (application can be handled entirely by
email). Deadline for applications: March 30, 1993. The Institute Director
is Marjorie Senechal, Department of Mathematics, Smith College.





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