The highlight of today was the weather and the trip up the mountain (by tram) to this incredible view at the top. Yes, the sky was really that blue, and yes, that's snow we were standing on. You can see Salt Lake City in the valley in the distance.
Otherwise, the day started with another good talk by Chazelle introducing the problem of understanding the convergence of collective motion. He gave a beautiful example about fireflies in Thailand and Malaysia that flash simultaneously.
I won't go into detail, but two other papers I found interesting/ exciting are:
- David Mount and Eunhui Park. "A Dynamic Data Structure for Approximate Range Searching"
- Umut Acar, Andrew Cotter, Benoit Hudson and Duru Türkoglu. "Dynamic Well-Spaced Point Sets"
Dynamic can sometimes get close to kinetic...