Asymptotic Geometric Analysis and Convex Geometry
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Alexander Litvak,
Nicole TomczakJaegerman and
Vlad Yaskin (Alberta)
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 DAVID ALONSOGUTIERREZ, University of Alberta
Factoring Sobolev inequalities through classes of functions [PDF]

We recall two approaches to recent improvements of the classical Sobolev inequality. The first one follows the point of view of Real Analysis while the second one relies on tools from Convex Geometry. We prove a connection between them.
 FERENC FODOR, University of Szeged, Hungary
Convex bodies with a rolling ball and intrinsic volumes of random polytopes [PDF]

This talk is based on joint results with K.J. Böröczky and D. Hug.
We will present asymptotic formulas for the expectation of intrinsic volumes of random polytopes for convex bodies which admit a rolling ball in the model where the random points are selected from the boundary of the convex body. We will also demonstrate that the rolling ball condition cannot be weakened while keeping the validity of the asymptotic formulas. The proof of the main result is based on a technique using the analytic properties of caps of the convex body. We will also point out how this technique is applicable to other models of random polytopes.
 PETER PIVOVAROV, Texas A\&M University
Rearrangements and Isoperimetric Inequalities [PDF]

I will discuss rearrangement inequalities and their use in
isoperimetric problems for convex bodies and classes of measures. The
main example will be from joint work with G. Paouris on the expected
volume of random convex sets.
 ALINA STANCU, Concordia University
On some isoperimetric inequalities for the paffine surface area [PDF]

We will present some new inequalities relating the paffine surface area to volumes. A couple of such inequalities will treat cases when one convex body contains another and we refer to them as containment isoperimetric inequalities. We will conclude with an application.
 VIKTOR VIGH, University of Calgary
Discpolygonal approximations of planar spindle convex sets [PDF]

We shall work in the Euclidean plane. $S\subset E^2$ is a compact, spindle convex set if and only if $S$ is the intersection of closed unit circles. The intersection of finitely many unit circles is called a discpolygon. Assume that $S$ has $C^2$ smooth boundary, and let $P_n$ be a discpolygon with at most $n$ vertices inscribed in $S$ such that $P_n$ has maximal area. We prove an asymptotic result on the area of $S\backslash P_n$ as $n$ tends to infinity. Similar results are given for circumscribed discpolygons, and for the perimeterdeviation metric and the Hausdorffmetric. This is joint work with Ferenc Fodor.
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