Topics on geometry
Student No.:50
Time:2012-07-02~2012-07-11, Mon./Wed. 13:00-14:50; 2012-07-17~2012-08-14, Tue./Thu. 10:10-12:00 Extra class: July 6 10:10-12:00
Instructor:Feng Luo  [Rutgers University]
Place:Conference Room 3, Floor 2, Jin Chun Yuan West Building (近春园西楼2层3会议室)
Starting Date:2012-7-2
Ending Date:2012-8-14

Course description:


We will cover a wide range of topics in geometry. These include: basic spherical, hyperbolic geometries and integral geometry, convexity, ergodicity, variational principles for geometric problems, Cauchy rigidity theorem, Hadwiger theorem, Steiner’s theorem, Crofton formulae, circle packing and their rigidity, Steinitz realization theorem, Brunn-Minkowski inequatlity, billiards and geodesic flows. We may also cover some basic optimal transportations if time permits.


The goal is to introduce a wide range of interesting geometric phenomena. This is intended to be a self-contained course suitable to graduate and undergraduate students.




Calculus and linear algebra.


Reference for the course:


1. Igor Pak, Lectures on discrete and polyhedral geometry,

2. F. Luo, D. Gu, J. Dai, Variational principles for discrete surfaces