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 firstname.lastname@example.org (application can be handled entirely by email). Deadline for applications: March 30, 1993. The Institute Director is Marjorie Senechal, Department of Mathematics, Smith College.