The Mathematical Legacy of Victor Klee
Oct 31, 2007
from 03:00 PM to 04:00 PM
|Where||AC-2C07 (Math/CS Dept. Conference Room)|
|Contact Name||Joseph Malkevitch|
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How many guards, located at vertices, are sometimes necessary and always sufficient to guard the interior of a polygonally shaped planar art gallery or bank which has n sides? This approximately 30 year old question, originally posed by Victor Klee, has led to a vast number of new geometrical results and methodologies to attack geometrical problems.
The so-called art gallery problem stated above is but one of the mathematical legacies of Victor Klee, one of America's great geometer's who, sadly, died recently. This talk will survey Art Gallery Theorems as well as other work of Klee.
No prior knowledge required
Refreshments will be served