AMS Sectional Meeting Program by Special Session
Current as of Saturday, October 11, 2008 00:27:40
2008 Fall Western Section Meeting
Vancouver, Canada, October 45, 2008 (Saturday  Sunday)
Meeting #1041
Associate secretaries: Michel L Lapidus, AMS lapidus@math.ucr.edu, lapidus@mathserv.ucr.edu
Special Session on Convex and Discrete Geometry and Asymptotic Analysis

Saturday October 4, 2008, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Convex and Discrete Geometry and Asymptotic Analysis, I
Room 5, Woodward Building (Instructional Resources Center/IRC)
Organizers:
Karoly Bezdek, University of Calgary bezdek@math.ucalgary.ca
A. E. Litvak, University of Alberta alexandr@math.ualberta.ca

8:30 a.m.
A characteristic intersection property of generalized simplices.
Valeriu Soltan*, George Mason University
(10415220) 
9:00 a.m.
Spherical twodistance sets.
Oleg R. Musin*, University of Texas at Brownsville, 80 Fort Brown, Brownsville, TX, 78520
(104152100) 
9:30 a.m.
Transversals of Families of Translates of a Convex Body.
Marton Naszodi*, University of Alberta
(104152267) 
10:00 a.m.
Colourful Simplicial Depth.
Tamon Stephen*, Simon Fraser University
(104152161) 
10:30 a.m.
Light Steiner networks for a point set.
Csaba D. Toth*, University of Calgary
(104152271)

8:30 a.m.

Saturday October 4, 2008, 3:00 p.m.5:20 p.m.
Special Session on Convex and Discrete Geometry and Asymptotic Analysis, II
Room 5, Woodward Building (Instructional Resources Center/IRC)
Organizers:
Karoly Bezdek, University of Calgary bezdek@math.ucalgary.ca
A. E. Litvak, University of Alberta alexandr@math.ualberta.ca

3:00 p.m.
Geometry of sets of quantum maps.
Elisabeth M Werner*, Case Western Reserve University
Stanislaw Szarek, Case Western Reserve University
Karol Zyczkowsk, Jagiellonian University, Krakow
(104152122) 
3:30 p.m.
Uniform estimates for order statistics and Orlicz funvtions.
Carsten H Schuett*, ChristianAlbrechts University
Yehoram Gordon, Technion Haifa
Alexander Litvak, University of Alberta
Elisabeth M Werner, Case Western Reserve University
(104146245) 
4:00 p.m.
Random $\varepsilon$ nets and embeddings in $\ell^N_\infty$.
Yehoram Gordon, Technion,
Alexander Litvak, University of Alberta
Alain Pajor, Universite paris Est
Nicole TomczakJaegermann*, University of Alberta
(104146233) 
4:30 p.m.
Small ball probability estimates for logconcave measures.
Grigorios Paouris*, A&M University
(104152232) 
5:00 p.m.
Covering convex bodies by cylinders.
K. Bezdek, University of Calgary
A. E. Litvak*, University of Alberta
(104152173)

3:00 p.m.

Sunday October 5, 2008, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Convex and Discrete Geometry and Asymptotic Analysis, III
Room 5, Woodward Building (Instructional Resources Center/IRC)
Organizers:
Karoly Bezdek, University of Calgary bezdek@math.ucalgary.ca
A. E. Litvak, University of Alberta alexandr@math.ualberta.ca

8:00 a.m.
Triangulations in high dimensions and the sumproduct problem.
Jozsef Solymosi*, University of British Columbia, Vancouver
(104105299) 
8:30 a.m.
Simultaneous partitions by convex pieces.
Imre Barany*, Renyi Institute, Budapest and UCL, London
(104152163) 
9:00 a.m.
Global Rigidity.
Robert Connelly*, Cornell University, Depatment of Math., Malott Hall, Ithaca, NY 14853
(104151294) 
9:30 a.m.
Spherical Reuleaux Polytopes.
Karoly Bezdek*, Professor, Canada Research Chair, University of Calgary
(104152151) 
10:00 a.m.
Combinatorial structure of Schulte's chiral polyhedra.
Daniel Pellicer, York University
Asia Ivić Weiss*, York University
(104151130) 
10:30 a.m.
The contractibility of the space of noncompact convex hypersurfaces.
Mohammad Ghomi*, Georgia Institute of Technology
(104153234)

8:00 a.m.

Sunday October 5, 2008, 3:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
Special Session on Convex and Discrete Geometry and Asymptotic Analysis, IV
Room 5, Woodward Building (Instructional Resources Center/IRC)
Organizers:
Karoly Bezdek, University of Calgary bezdek@math.ucalgary.ca
A. E. Litvak, University of Alberta alexandr@math.ualberta.ca

3:00 p.m.
Maximizing the volume of spherically convex bodies of given inradius.
Károly Bezdek, University of Calgary, Canada
Balázs Csikós*, Eötvös University, Hungary
Rolf Schneider, Universität Freiburg, Germany
(104152281) 
3:30 p.m.
Zigzag vectors in linear subspaces of $\mathbb R^n$.
Vladimir G Troitsky*, University of Alberta
(104146118) 
4:00 p.m.
Shadow boundaries and the Fourier transform.
Paul Goodey, University of Oklahoma
Vladyslav Yaskin, University of Alberta
Maryna Yaskina*, University of Alberta
(10415266) 
4:30 p.m.
Christoffel's problem and the Fourier transform.
Paul Goodey, University of Oklahoma
Vladyslav Yaskin*, University of Alberta
Maryna Yaskina, University of Alberta
(10415265) 
5:00 p.m.
"Gaussian measure of sections of dilates and shifts of convex bodies".
Artem Zvavitch*, Kent State University
(104152266) 
5:30 p.m.
On a question of A. Koldobsky.
Alexey Goncharov, South Federal State University, Russia
Dmitry Ryabogin*, Kent State University
(104152300)

3:00 p.m.