Curves in R^d Intersecting Every Hyperplane at Most d+1 Times<br/><br/>

Monday, November 10, 2014 - 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Keller 3-180
Imre Bárány (Hungarian Academy of Sciences (MTA))
A partial result: if a planar curve intersects every line in at
most 3 points, then it can be partitioned into 4 convex curves. This result can be extended to R^d: if a curve in R^d intersects every hyperplane at most d+1 times, then it can be split into M(d) convex curves. The extension implies a good, asymptotically precise, lower bound on a geometric Ramsey number.

Joint result with Jiri Matousek and Attila Por.
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