This year I moved to Baruch College (which is part of CUNY – the City University of New York), and I’m constantly surprised about wonderful things that keep happening here. In this post I’d like to write about just a couple of these. First, we just hired two additional Discrete Geometers! Together with myself and Rados Radoicic who are already here, we will have quite a large Discrete Geometry group. We have plenty of plans for what to do with this group, and hope that we’ll manage to establish a strong and well-known Discrete Geometry center.

The Discrete Geometers who will be joining us are

- Frank de Zeeuw – working mainly on polynomial methods in Discrete Geometry. Frank has very impressive results concerning expanding polynoamials, and the current best bound for the Szemerédi–Trotter theorem over finite fields.
- Pablo Soberon – working mainly on central ideas in convex geometry, such as Tverberg’s theorem and Helly’s theorem. Pablo also has an impressive background in the world of math competitions.

*Frank de Zeeuw, Pablo Soberon, Yumeng Ou, and Andrew Obus.*

If the above is not enough for you, we just hired two additional amazing mathematicians! With these four new hires, the pure part of our math department is receiving a huge boost.

The two additional new hires are:

- Yumeng Ou – working in Harmonic Analysis and more specifically on restriction problems and related topics. Personally, I’m very interested in her works involving polynomial methods and Falconer’s distance problem.
- Andrew Obus – working in Algebraic Geometery and Number Theory. I can write more but I’m afraid of getting the details wrong. So just look at Andrew’s webpage to see his impressive works.

By some weird coincidence I am interested in the works of all four people, and I cannot wait to interact with all of them! The future here looks exciting!

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