Professor Jeffrey Vaaler, University of Texas at Austin examines Minkowski’s convex body theorem and some of its applications.
Professor Jeffrey Vaaler delivers the annual Coulter McDowell lecture in 2019
Join us on Tuesday 5th November at 6.15pm in the Windsor Building Auditorium, Royal Holloway, University of London.
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.