Seminar at SMU Delhi
December 3, 2013 (Tuesday) ,
11:30 AM at Webinar
Institut de Recherche Mathématique Avancée, Université de Strasbourg et CNRS.
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