Raziskovalni matematični seminar - Arhiv
Euclidean distance geometry, that is the study of Euclidean geometry based on the concept of distance, is of current interest in several practical applications, such as molecular biology, wireless sensor networks, statics, data visualization and robotics. In this talk, we show how introductory algebraic geometry can be used as an effective tool for the solution of certain problems in Euclidean distance geometry.
A graph G is minimally t-tough if the toughness of G is t and the deletion of any edge from G decreases the toughness. Kriesell conjectured that for every minimally1-tough graph the minimum degree δ(G) = 2. It is natural to generalize this for other t values: Every minimally t-tough graph has a vertex of degree ceil(2t). In the present talk we investigate different questions related to this conjecture. The conjecture seems to be hard to prove, so we tried to prove it for some special graph classes. It turned out, that in some cases the conjecture is true because there are very few graphs that satisfy the conditions. On the other hand, we have evidence using complexity theory, that this is not the situation for some other graph classes. Many open questions remain.
This is joint work with Kitti Varga, István Kovács, Dániel Soltész.
In this talk, we introduce point-ellipse configurations and point-conic configurations. We present some of their basic properties and describe two interesting families of balanced point-conic 6-configurations. The construction of the first family is based on Carnot's theorem, whilst the construction of the second family is based on the Cartesian product of two regular polygons. Finally, we investigate a point-ellipse configuration based on the regular 24-cell.
This is joint work with Gábor Gévay, Jurij Kovič and Tomaž Pisanski.