This fall, the Department of Mathematical Sciences will host a Math Lecture Series.  Xing Huang, a visiting Ph.D. student from China, will be the guest speaker at the first lecture on September 29th.  The talk is titled, “Notes on the Minkowski Measure, the Minkowski Symmetral, and the Banach-Mazur Distance.”  The abstract is below:

In this talk we derive some basic inequalities connecting the Minkowski measure of symmetry, the Minkowski symmetral, and the Banach-Mazur distance.  We then explore the geometric contents of these inqualities and shed light on the structure of the quotient of the space of convex bodies modulo affine transformations.  

The free event will take place on Friday, September 29th, at 11:20 a.m. in Armitage Hall, Room 123.