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Daniel McGinnis, Applications of the KKM theorem to problems in discrete geometry

January 2 Tuesday @ 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM KST

Room B332, IBS (기초과학연구원)

We present the KKM theorem and a recent proof method utilizing it that has proven to be very useful for problems in discrete geometry. For example, the method was used to show that for a planar family of convex sets with the property that every three sets are pierced by a line, there are three lines whose union intersects each set in the family. This was previously a long-unsolved problem posed by Eckhoff. We go over a couple of examples demonstrating the method and propose a potential future research direction to push the method even further.


January 2 Tuesday
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM KST
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Room B332
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Sang-il Oum (엄상일)
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IBS 이산수학그룹 Discrete Mathematics Group
기초과학연구원 수리및계산과학연구단 이산수학그룹
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IBS Discrete Mathematics Group (DIMAG)
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