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SMC Colloquium

On some partition problems and their configuration spaces

by Günter M. Ziegler (FU Berlin)

Oskar Kleins auditorium ()

Oskar Kleins auditorium


This lecture will be a report about a research endeavour that started with a seemingly harmless problem about cutting an arbitrary polygon into N pieces of equal area — and led us on a path that connects quite diverse mathematical subjects such as generalized Voronoi domains, optimal transportation, configuration spaces, subspace arrangements, and computations in equivariant cohomology. (Joint work with Pavle V. M. Blagojevic.)