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Discrete Mathematics Seminar - Rigid and flexible rod configurations of points and lines

Dates
Wednesday, April 27, 2022 - 14:00 to 15:00

Speaker: Klara Stokes (Umeå University, Sweden)

Abstract: A rod configuration is a geometric realization of a rank two incidence geometry (a hypergraph) in terms of points and line segments of Euclidean space, together with a notion of motion that treats the line segments as rigid bodies (rods). In this talk I will explain how to use combinatorics to decide if a rod configuration is rigid in the plane. I will also talk about flexible rod configurations and discuss some open problems. This is joint work with Signe Lundqvist and Lars-Daniel Öhman.