Francisco Santos Leal
What's this Leal about?
- Discrete and combinatorial geometry (oriented matroids, lattice polytopes, convex polytopes in general, triangulations of them)
- Computational geometry (Delaunay triangulations, pseudo-triangulations)
- Algebraic geometry (toric geometry, topology of real algebraic plane curves,
decomposition of polynomials in sums of squares)
(in the official spanish ministry format, in Spanish. Last updated July 2012)
I work mostly with people in the groups Discrete
and differential geometry and Computational
Algebra and Geometry of my department.
Some current and past activities:
- Since September 2010 I am a member of the Scientific Committee of the Royal Spanish Mathematical Society.
- Since 2008 I am Vicedean of the Faculty of Sciences, in charge of coordinating the Degree in Mathematics of my University.
- Since 2010 I am also coordinating the Doctorate program Mathematics and Computation, which was distinguished by the Spanish Science Ministry with an "Excellence Mention".
- In 2008-2010 I was the director of the International Center for Matehmatics Meetings (CIEM) in Castro Urdiales.
- In 2008-2011 I was a member of the steering committee of the i-MATH project.
- I am or have been involved in the organization of the following workshops:
- I am a member of the Scientific Committee in the 2013 Annual Congress of the Royal Spanish Mathematical Society. I am also coorganizing a Discrete Math session in the congress.
- Triangulations, an Oberwolfach workshop that took place in May 2012, coorganized with William H. Jaco (Stillwater), Frank H. Lutz (Berlin), and John M. Sullivan (Berlin).
- Jornadas de Matemática Discreta y Algorítmica (Castro Urdiales, July 7-9 2010).
- Real Geometry, Computer Algebra and Math Education, in honor of Tomás Recio (Castro Urdiales, May 17-21 2010).
- International Fall Workshop on Geometry and Physics (Castro Urdiales, September 3-6 2008).
- Workshop on Geometric and
Topological Combinatorics (Alcalá de Henares, 31 August-5 September, 2006). This was a satellite conference of ICM2006.
- XIII Encuentro de
Topología (Santander, November 2006).
A Spanish meeting on Topology.
- XI Encuentros de
Geometría Computacional (Santander, 27-29 June, 2005).
A Spanish meeting on Computational Geometry.
- Algebraic and
Geometric Combinatorics (Crete, 20-26 August, 2005). This was part of a
series of Euroconferences on Mathematics in Crete.
- Some pages related to the MSRI Summer School on Triangulations of point sets, that I organized in July 2003 jointly with Jesús A. de Loera and Jörg Rambau. This was one of the early steps in our writing of this book
- I was in charge of the Erasmus/Socrates program in Mathematics in my university until May
I was visiting the Math Department of University of California Davis in 2007-2008. My web there was
- Spanish version of Maths Thesaurus, an online multilingual Mathematics dictionary for primary and secondary school.
- These were some useful (at least for
me) links. But
I have not updated this since around 2000; click only if you are interested
in web archeology...
These are my two youngest collaborators.
Click on the pictures to see them as they deserve.