Geometry Workshop in Strobl 2013

International Workshop in Strobl: August 28-31, 2013

This workshop takes place at Bundesinstitut f. Erwachsenenbildung Strobl at Lake Wolfgangsee.

Aims and Scope

This meeting is similar to previous workshops Strobl 2007, Admont 2009, and Obergurgl 2011. Topics of this meeting include, but are not limited to: polyhedral surfaces and discrete differential geometry in general, computational geometry; geometric methods in approximation theory and image processing; geometry processing; applications.

Alexander Bobenko (TU Berlin), Helmut Pottmann (KAUST), Johannes Wallner (TU Graz).
Invited Speakers
Michael Bronstein (Univ. Lugano)
Herbert Edelsbrunner (Inst. of Science and Technology Austria)
Ulrich Pinkall (TU Berlin)

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The workshop begins with lunch on Wednesday, August 28, 2013, and ends with breakfast on Sunday, September 1, 2013. The Scientific Program is Wednesday to Saturday.

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List of participants:

  • Omri Azencot (Technion)
  • Martin Bauer (Univ. Wien)
  • Ulrich Bauer (IST Austria)
  • Mirela Ben-Chen (Technion)
  • Bruno Benedetti (FU Berlin)
  • Alexander Bobenko (TU Berlin)
  • Volker Branding (TU Wien)
  • Michael Bronstein (Univ. Lugano)
  • Wolfgang Carl (TU Graz)
  • Keenan Crane (Caltech)
  • Bailin Deng (EPFL, Lausanne)
  • Nikolay Dimitrov (TU Berlin)
  • Herbert Edelsbrunner (IST Austria)
  • Fernando de Goes (Caltech)
  • Eitan Grinspun (Columbia University)
  • Leo Guibas (Stanford University)
  • Felix Günther (TU Berlin)
  • Udo Hertrich-Jeromin (TU Wien)
  • Andre Heydt (TU Berlin)
  • Benjamin Himpel (TWT)
  • Tim Hoffmann (TU München)
  • Mathias Höbinger (TU Wien & Evolute)
  • Emanuel Huhnen-Venedey (TU Berlin)
  • Oleg Karpenkov (TU Graz)
  • Florian Käferböck (TU Wien)
  • Felix Knöppel (TU Berlin)
  • Benno König (TU München)
  • Gitta Kutyniok (TU Berlin)
  • Yaron Lipman (Weizmann Institute)
  • Niloy Mitra (University College London)
  • Christian Müller (TU Wien)
  • Daniele Panozzo (ETH Zürich)
  • Florian Pausinger (IST Austria)
  • Martin Peternell (TU Wien)
  • Ulrich Pinkall (TU Berlin)
  • Jonathan Pokrass (Tel Aviv University)
  • Roi Poranne (Weizmann Institute)
  • Helmut Pottmann (KAUST, TU Wien)
  • Wayne Rossman (Kobe University)
  • Tomas Sauer (Univ. Passau)
  • Wolfgang Schief (Univ. New South Wales)
  • Peter Schröder (Caltech)
  • Yuliy Schwartzburg (EPFL, Lausanne)
  • Stefan Sechelmann (TU Berlin)
  • Justin Solomon (Stanford University)
  • Boris Springborn (TU Berlin)
  • Xiang Sun (KAUST)
  • Gudrun Szewieczek (TU Wien)
  • Chengcheng Tang (KAUST)
  • Isabella Thiesen (TU Berlin)
  • Amir Vaxman (TU Wien)
  • Etienne Vouga (Columbia University)
  • Johannes Wallner (TU Graz)
  • Jun Wang (KAUST)
  • Max Wardetzky (Univ. Göttingen)
  • Steffen Weißmann (TU Berlin)
  • Chris Wojtan (IST Austria)

We are planning to visit the Dachstein Ice cave on Friday August 30. It can be reached by cable car from Hallstatt. Those who do not feel at home in such places can take the cable car to the mountaintop instead, or simply enjoy Hallstatt and its lake.

Organization details

Accommodation in Strobl is booked by the organizers, guests stay at the conference venue. There is also accommodation in the village nearby if necessary.

Funding, Costs The workshop is supported by TU Wien, FWF (Austrian Science Fund) and DFG (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft). Accommodation, including breakfast, lunch and dinner, costs EUR 67,- per day (56,- in a double room).

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You can fly to Salzburg from Berlin, Frankfurt, Vienna, London (not Heathrow), and from several other German cities and various holiday destinations.

From Salzburg you can take bus No. 150 which connects the main railway station with Bad Ischl; It leaves 15-20 minutes after the full hour from Bus Lane F. You have to alight in Strobl Busbahnhof (1 h 11 minutes from Salzburg Hauptbahnhof). You can buy the bus ticket from the driver.

If you arrive at Salzburg airport, then you can take a cab to Hauptbahnhof to catch the above-mentioned bus. You can also use public transport (O-Bus 2 to Hauptbahnhof, 20 minutes; or O-Bus 10 to Salzburg Gnigl S-Bahn, 30 minutes) to reach the Salzburg-Strobl bus. Please operate the Austrian railways web page to find out: [link] (switch German/English in upper right corner of web page).

From Vienna or Munich, you either go to Salzburg by train and take the above-mentioned bus, or you leave the train in Attang-Puchheim, go to Bad Ischl by train, and from there to Strobl by bus. See [here] for train and bus schedules.

See [this link] for the walk from the bus stop in Strobl to the conference venue.

Touristic Information

[Strobl Image] In Strobl you can swim in the lake, climb some mountains, and do other kinds of alpine-style activities. This part of Austria is a very nice combination of lakes and mountains, with Hallstatt as a UNESCO world heritage site, for both natural beauty and cultural heritage (in particular the prehistoric salt mines, and "Hallstatt culture").