Theoretical Statistics and Mathematics Unit, ISI 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.