The Mathematical Legacy of Victor Klee

Meeting of the Math/CS Club
When Oct 31, 2007
from 03:00 PM to 04:00 PM
Where AC-2C07 (Math/CS Dept. Conference Room)
Contact Name
Contact Phone 718-262-2551
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Abstract:

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.

Speaker:

Joseph Malkevitch

No prior knowledge required
Refreshments will be served

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