What is ... the ham sandwich theorem?

This page hosts information on Florian Frick's talk "What is ... the ham sandwich theorem?" at the "What is ...?" seminar. The talk will take place on Friday, December 5, 4:00pm at FU Arnimallee 6, SR 031.

Abstract

Some problems in discrete geometry can be solved using topological methods by exploiting inherent symmetries. We will discuss some examples of this and focus on the Ham sandwich theorem, which guarantees that d finite measures with continuous density in Euclidean d-space can be simultaneously cut in half by an affine hyperplane.

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