This is a block course held jointly by the Institute for Mathematics of the Polish Academy of Science (IMPAN) and Berlin Mathematical School (BMS), organized by Tadeusz Januszkiewicz and Michael Joswig.
The course will be held one week in Berlin (Nov 27 - Dec 1, 2017) and one week in Bedlewo (Mar 19 - Mar 23, 2018). There will be lectures and exercises during these two weeks. For the time in-between there will be additional project work. The course is also open for students of TU Berlin, who can get credits equivalent to a regular course "Discrete Geometry III".
It will be assumed that the participants have some basic knowledge in the following subjects: cellular homology and cohomology, polytopes and linear programming, smooth manifolds, group actions.
Topics include the following:
Personal application (via email) is mandatory since there is a limit on the number of participants.