Optimal Point Configurations on Manifolds

The quest for ``good'' point configurations is ubiquitous in many applications
of mathematics, and of course in mathematics itself as well: any discretisation
of a continuous object has to satisfy an (intrinsic or extrinsic) quality
measure. Point sets or discretisations minimising a given quality measure are
of special importance. Many such quality measures have been introduced and

The first week is dedicated to a winter school with lecture series

• Dmitriy Bilyk, University of Minnesota: Minimal energy, packing, and covering

• Henry Cohn, Microsoft Research: Linear programming bounds and modular forms

• Thomas Leblé, CNRS, Université de Paris: Statistical mechanics of particle systems.

These lecture series give the opportunity to reach and
educate PhD-students and young researchers interested in the subject. Of course, besides the winter school there will be enough time for scientific interaction.

The second week is dedicated to a workshop which brings together researchers working on the subject and giving them the
opportunity to exchange recent results and to cooperate.

Coming soon.

  • Michael Baake (Uni Bielefeld)
  • Eiichi Bannai (Kyushu U, Fukuoka)
  • Eva Bayer-Fluckiger (EPFL Lausanne)
  • Dimitriy Bilyk (U of Minnesota)
  • Peter Boyvalenkov (BAS)
  • Johann Brauchart (TU Graz)
  • Ji Hoon Chun (TU Berlin)
  • Victor de la Torre (U Barcelona)
  • Maria Dostert (EPFL Lausanne)
  • Peter Dragnev (PUFW)
  • Lenny Fukshansky (CMC)
  • Peter Grabner (TU Graz) — Organizer
  • Karlheinz Gröchenig (U Vienna)
  • Martin Henk (TU Berlin)
  • Arno Kuijlaars (KU Leuven)
  • Thomas Leble (Université de Paris)
  • Chin-Yen Lee (National Central University)
  • Fatima Lizarte (UC)
  • Jordi Marzo (U Barcelona)
  • Michelle Mastrianni (U of Minnesota)
  • Philippe Moustrou (Arctic U)
  • Oleg Musin (UTRGV)
  • Gabriele Nebe (RWTH Aachen)
  • Joaquim Ortega (U Barcelona)
  • Danylo Radchenko (ETH Zürich)
  • Edward Saff (Vanderbilt U, Nashville) — Organizer
  • Achill Schürmann (UoR) — Organizer
  • Maya Stoyanova (Sofia U)
  • Khang Tran (Fresno State)
  • Mario Ullrich (JKU, Linz)
  • Frank Vallentin (U Cologne)
  • Oleksandr Vlasiuk (Florida State U, Tallahassee)
  • Minh Quan Vu (Vanderbilt U, Nashville)
  • Ziqing Xiang (Academia Sinica)
  • Chen Xuemei (UNCW)
  • Wei-Hsuan Yu (National Central University)
  • Da Zhao (Shanghai Jiao Tong University)
  • Yan Zhu (University of Shanghai for Science and Technology)
At a glance
Jan. 11, 2021 -- Jan. 22, 2021
ESI Boltzmann Lecture Hall
Christine Bachoc (U Bordeaux)
Henry Cohn (Microsoft, Redmond)
Peter Grabner (TU Graz)
Douglas Hardin (Vanderbilt U, Nashville)
Edward Saff (Vanderbilt U, Nashville)
Achill Schürmann (UoR)
Robert Womersley (UNSW, Sidney)