Random polygons in plane convex sets

Random polygons in plane convex sets

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John Pardon, Princeton University
Fine Hall 401

Consider picking $N$ random points in a convex set $K$ and forming their convex hull $K_N$. Recently, there have been a number of results concerning the asymptotic behavior of random variables such as the area and number of vertices of $K_N$. These are, however, all limited to two special cases: 1) $K$ is a polygon and 2) $K$ is "smooth". I will discuss work which obtains uniform bounds over the family of all convex sets $K4$. These results include central limit theorems for the area and number of vertices of $K_N$.