COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES Department of Mathematics and Statistics

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Seminar: On the Busemann-Petty and related problem in R^n: A short introduction

2013-10-28

4:10pm; Hacker Lounge, Neill 216

Dr. Susanna Dann

The Busemann-Petty problem asks whether origin-symmetric convex bodies in R^n with smaller central hyperplane sections necessarily have smaller volume. The answer is affirmative for n <= 4 and negative for n >= 5.