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Minkowski’s convex body theorem and some of its applications

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Minkowski’s convex body theorem and some of its applications

  • Date 05 Nov 2019
  • Time 6.15pm
  • Category Lecture

Minkowski’s convex body theorem and some of its applications

Windsor Building Auditorium

Professor Jeffrey Vaaler
University of Texas at Austin

In 1896 Herman Minkowski discovered a beautiful theorem that combines ideas from geometry and arithmetic. Although Minkowski’s theorem is relatively easy to state, it has many surprising applications to problems that at first may seem unrelated to the theorem. This talk will provide an introduction to these results, which Minkowski called “Zur Geometrie der Zahlen”.

Admission free, no booking necessary.

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