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Chiara Meroni: Polytopes and their intersection buddies

Time: Tue 2022-03-15 10.15

Location: KTH, 3721, Lindstedtsvägen 25, and Zoom

Video link: Meeting ID: 659 3743 5667

Lecturer: Chiara Meroni (MPI Leipzig)


Intersection bodies are a popular construction in convex geometry. We will analyze some of their interesting features and then focus on the intersection bodies of polyotopes. They are always semialgebraic sets and are naturally related to zonotopes, which somehow describe their boundary structure. We will explore this connection via some examples and explain the ideas behind the main results. This is based on a joint work with Katalin Berlow, Marie-Charlotte Brandenburg and Isabelle Shankar.


Katalin Berlow, Marie-Charlotte Brandenburg, Chiara Meroni, and Isabelle Shankar. Intersection bodies of polytopes. Beiträge zur Algebra und Geometrie / Contributions to Algebra and Geometry, January 2022.