1. CMB 2003 (vol 46 pp. 373)
 Laugesen, Richard S.; Pritsker, Igor E.

Potential Theory of the FarthestPoint Distance Function
We study the farthestpoint distance function, which measures the
distance from $z \in \mathbb{C}$ to the farthest point or points of
a given compact set $E$ in the plane.
The logarithm of this distance is subharmonic as a function of $z$,
and equals the logarithmic potential of a unique probability measure
with unbounded support. This measure $\sigma_E$ has many interesting
properties that reflect the topology and geometry of the compact set
$E$. We prove $\sigma_E(E) \leq \frac12$ for polygons inscribed in a
circle, with equality if and only if $E$ is a regular $n$gon for some
odd $n$. Also we show $\sigma_E(E) = \frac12$ for smooth convex sets of
constant width. We conjecture $\sigma_E(E) \leq \frac12$ for all~$E$.
Keywords:distance function, farthest points, subharmonic function, representing measure, convex bodies of constant width Categories:31A05, 52A10, 52A40 

2. CMB 2002 (vol 45 pp. 154)
 Weitsman, Allen

On the Poisson Integral of Step Functions and Minimal Surfaces
Applications of minimal surface methods are made to obtain information
about univalent harmonic mappings. In the case where the mapping arises
as the Poisson integral of a step function, lower bounds for the number
of zeros of the dilatation are obtained in terms of the geometry of the
image.
Keywords:harmonic mappings, dilatation, minimal surfaces Categories:30C62, 31A05, 31A20, 49Q05 
