Distance-preserving moves always keep a point fixed

Karlsson_FixedPoint.pngWe are pleased to announce the publication of "Distance-preserving moves always keep a point fixed," which marks the first UNIGE mathematics article in TheScienceBreaker. This contribution is a result of a collaboration between the UNIGE Faculty of Science and the Haute École d'Art et Design (HEAD): Visualize Your Science. The article is written by Shaula Fiorelli and is based on the recent publication by Anders Karlsson (2024)  titled "A Metric Fixed Point Theorem and Some of Its Applications" Geometric and Functional Analysis, 34(2), 486–511.

In the past the field of mathematics has been underrepresented in TheScienceBreaker and in this collaboration, which, since 2020, has aimed to develop visual representations of published research.

This underrepresentation may partly stem from the challenges associated with communicating mathematical research to a non-specialist audience. The recently appointed Mathematics’ Outreach Officer, Shaula Fiorelli, who is dedicated to showcasing innovative research within our Section, worked alongside Anders Karlsson throughout the process, which involved two key steps: presenting the work to the HEAD students and producing a simplified version of the publication for TheScienceBreaker. TheScienceBreaker initiative was launched nearly ten years ago. Its goal is to engage the public with science and technology through the democratization of scientific literature.

We anticipate that this collaboration marks the beginning of future opportunities to showcase the research conducted within the Section. Researchers within the UNIGE Section of Mathematics are encouraged to reach out to Shaula if they have publications they wish to popularize through our diverse communication channels, including newsletters and social media platforms.

Link to the article "Distance-preserving moves always keep a point fixed," in TheScienceBreaker.

Image credit: Lorena Durante - HEAD - Genève

Talk by Anders Karlsson related to TheScienceBreaker article. This talk was part of the Thematic Programme on "Geometry beyond Riemann: Curvature and Rigidity" held at the ESI September 11 — November 3, 2023:

21 May 2024