SMS scnews item created by Rafal Kulik at Tue 21 Nov 2006 0806
Type: Seminar
Distribution: World
Expiry: 24 Nov 2006
Calendar1: 24 Nov 2006 1400-1500
CalLoc1: Carslaw 173
Auth: rkuli(.ststaff;2434.3001)@p818.pc.maths.usyd.edu.au

Statistics Seminar: Richard Cowan -- Stochastic geometry

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       *          UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY              *
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       *   SCHOOL OF MATHEMATICS & STATISTICS       *
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       *    STATISTICS SEMINAR SERIES - 2006        *
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                Professor  Richard Cowan
            

     Geometric problems concernant the convex hull 
             of n points chosen at random


               Friday, 24 November, 2.00pm


                      Carslaw 173


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These problems, which have been researched over a period of about 130 years,
are fundamental to the theory of geometric probability, with classical
contributions from Sylvester, Crofton, Blaschke, Deltheil, Rényi & Sulanke,
Effron
and Miles.

The speaker will present the history of this body of work. He will also
discuss recent progress, including the important work of Buchta and two new
theorems from his own research.


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for more information about past and coming seminars.                            

Enquiries about the Statistics Seminar: 
Rafal Kulik, rkuli@maths.usyd.edu.au


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