Asymptotic Analysis Seminar: Approximation of Convex Bodies II

Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Lind 305
Elisabeth Werner (University of Minnesota, Twin Cities)
How well can a convex body be approximated by a polytope? This is a central question in convex geometry which has been widely studied. We will discuss several aspects of this question and will present in detail two of them:
One about approximation of a convex body with a fixed number of vertices.
The second about approximation of polytopes by smooth bodies.