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!