Surfaces, Meshes, Geometric Structures

International Workshop in Admont: July 6-9, 2009

This workshop takes place at Schloss Röthelstein, overlooking the town and monastery of Admont, situated at the edge of Gesäuse National Park [Link 1, Link 2].

Aims and Scope

The topics of this meeting include, but are not limited to: polyhedral surfaces and discrete differential geometry in general, computational geometry of mesh- and point-based data; hinge mechanisms and tensegrities; questions of statics, rigidity and flexibility; geometric optimization. In particular we are interested in applications.

Conference Chairs: Helmut Pottmann (TU Wien), Johannes Wallner (TU Graz).
Local Organizers: Oleg Karpenkov (TU Graz), Johannes Wallner (TU Graz).
Invited Speakers
The program of the workshop can be found here.

  • Murat Arikan (TU Wien, Evolute)
  • Bailin Deng (TU Wien)
  • Franck Doray (Univ. Leiden)
  • José D. Fernández (Univ. Málaga)
  • Simon Flöry (TU Wien)
  • Craig Gotsman (Technion)
  • Eitan Grinspun (Columbia University)
  • Philipp Grohs (TU Graz, TU Wien)
  • Leo Guibas (Stanford University)
  • Tim Hoffmann (TU München)
  • Qixing Huang (Stanford)
  • Oleg Karpenkov (TU Graz)
  • Martin Kilian (TU Wien)
  • Inna Lukyanenko (TU Berlin)
  • Nikolai Mnev (Steklov Inst., St. Petersburg)
  • Christian Müller (TU Graz)
  • Matthias Nieser (FU Berlin)
  • Mark Pauly (ETH Zürich)
  • Tobias Pfeiffer (FU Berlin)
  • Konstantin Poelke (FU Berlin)
  • Helmut Pottmann (TU Wien & KAUST)
  • Jan Schepers (Univ. Leuven)
  • Alexander Schiftner (TU Wien, Evolute)
  • Peter Schröder (Caltech)
  • Stefan Sechelmann (TU Berlin)
  • Brigitte Servatius (Worcester Pol. Inst.)
  • Herman Servatius (Worcester Pol. Inst.)
  • Mikhail Skopenkov (Moscow State Univ.)
  • Alexey B. Sossinsky (I.U. Moscow)
  • Etienne Vouga (Columbia University)
  • Johannes Wallner (TU Graz)
  • Michael Wand (MPI Saarbrücken)
  • Max Wardetzky (Univ. Göttingen)
  • Andreas Weinmann (TU Graz)
  • Mirko Zadravec (TU Graz)
Organization details

Accommodation in Admont and meals are booked by the organizers. Guests stay at Röthelstein castle (Austrian participants who arrive by car will stay elsewhere in Admont). The costs are approximately EUR 70,- per day for full fare. The majority of rooms are double rooms, so accompanying persons are welcome. This meeting and its invited speakers are supported by the research network `Industrial Geometry' (funded by FWF, the Austrian Science Fund).


On the last day (Thursday) of the conference we are planning to visit Admont Monastery and especially its famous ancient library, and have a short walk besides the river Enns in the Gesäuse valley (the National Park says `suitable for baby strollers'). This area is known for hiking and rock climbing, and was designated a National Park in 2002.

The entrance to Gesäuse

We recommended to fly to Graz and go to Admont on Sunday. We suggest to stay the night from Thursday to Friday in Graz; The excursion on Thursday concludes with transport to Graz. Transportation details can be found here.

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