Reading seminar in Circle Packing - Winter 2011
Monday 3 - 5 pm
Our aim is to study the theory of Circle Packing and applications to contemporary probability theory and discrete complex analysis.
Room: Math 126
Very basic background in geometry (highschool and Euler's formula), probability and complex analysis will be needed.
September 12: Asaf Nachmias,
Introduction and the proof of the Koebe-Andreev-Thurston circle packing theorem.
- September 19: Juan Souto ,
Circle packing and hyperbolic geometry.
- September 26: No seminar (due to JM Bismut's talk)
October 3: Hannah Cairns,
The convergence of circle packings to the Riemann mapping (after Rodin and Sullivan).
- October 10: No seminar (Thanksgiving day)
October 17: Gourab Ray,
Recurrence of distributional limits of finite planar graphs (after Benjamini and Schramm).
October 24: Ori Gurel-Gurevich,
The cover time of planar graphs. (after Jonnason and Schramm)
October 31: Tom Meyerovitch,
Harmonic functions on planar graphs (after Benjamini and Schramm).
November 7: Brett Kolesnik,
Hyperbolic and parabolic packings (after He and Schramm).
Further papers and material
For organizational matters and participation please contact Asaf Nachmias.
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