Seminar at SMU Delhi

December 3, 2013 (Tuesday) , 11:30 AM at Webinar
Speaker: Athanase Papadopoulos, Institut de Recherche Mathématique Avancée, Université de Strasbourg et CNRS.
Title: On the Funk and the Hilbert metrics.
Abstract of Talk
The Funk metric is an asymmetric metric on convex sets of the plane. The Hilbert metric is a symmetrization of the Funk metric. The study of the Funk and the Hilbert metrics has several facets, involving convexity theory, projective geometry, metric geometry and Finsler geometry. I will give several examples and show why their study is interesting.