Reading seminar in Circle Packing  Winter 2011
Monday 3  5 pm
Room: Math 126
Our aim is to study the theory of Circle Packing and applications to contemporary probability theory and discrete complex analysis.
Prerequisites
Very basic background in geometry (highschool and Euler's formula), probability and complex analysis will be needed.
Schedule:

September 12: Asaf Nachmias,
Introduction and the proof of the KoebeAndreevThurston 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 GurelGurevich,
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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