1. CMB 2013 (vol 57 pp. 640)
 Swanepoel, Konrad J.

Equilateral Sets and a SchÃ¼tte Theorem for the $4$norm
A wellknown theorem of SchÃ¼tte (1963) gives a sharp lower bound for
the ratio of the maximum and minimum distances between $n+2$ points in
$n$dimensional Euclidean space.
In this note we adapt BÃ¡rÃ¡ny's elegant proof (1994) of this theorem to the space $\ell_4^n$.
This gives a new proof that the largest cardinality of an equilateral
set in $\ell_4^n$ is $n+1$, and gives a constructive bound for an
interval $(4\varepsilon_n,4+\varepsilon_n)$ of values of $p$ close to $4$ for which it is known that the largest cardinality of an equilateral set in $\ell_p^n$ is $n+1$.
Categories:46B20, 52A21, 52C17 

2. CMB 2011 (vol 55 pp. 767)
 Martini, Horst; Wu, Senlin

On Zindler Curves in Normed Planes
We extend the notion of Zindler curve from the Euclidean plane to
normed planes. A characterization of Zindler curves for general
normed planes is given, and the relation between Zindler curves and
curves of constant areahalving distances in such planes is
discussed.
Keywords:rc length, areahalving distance, Birkhoff orthogonality, convex curve, halving pair, halving distance, isosceles orthogonality, midpoint curve, Minkowski plane, normed plane, Zindler curve Categories:52A21, 52A10, 46C15 

3. CMB 2011 (vol 54 pp. 726)
 Ostrovskii, M. I.

Auerbach Bases and Minimal Volume Sufficient Enlargements
Let $B_Y$ denote the unit ball of a
normed linear space $Y$. A symmetric, bounded, closed, convex set
$A$ in a finite dimensional normed linear space $X$ is called a
sufficient enlargement for $X$ if, for an arbitrary
isometric embedding of $X$ into a Banach space $Y$, there exists a
linear projection $P\colon Y\to X$ such that $P(B_Y)\subset A$. Each
finite dimensional normed space has a minimalvolume sufficient
enlargement that is a parallelepiped; some spaces have ``exotic''
minimalvolume sufficient enlargements. The main result of the
paper is a characterization of spaces having ``exotic''
minimalvolume sufficient enlargements in terms of Auerbach
bases.
Keywords:Banach space, Auerbach basis, sufficient enlargement Categories:46B07, 52A21, 46B15 

4. CMB 2010 (vol 53 pp. 394)
 Averkov, Gennadiy

On Nearly Equilateral Simplices and Nearly l_{â} Spaces
By $\textrm{d}(X,Y)$ we denote the (multiplicative) BanachMazur distance between two normed spaces $X$ and $Y.$ Let $X$ be an $n$dimensional normed space with $\textrm{d}(X,\ell_\infty^n) \le 2,$ where $\ell_\infty^n$ stands for $\mathbb{R}^n$ endowed with the norm $\(x_1,\dots,x_n)\_\infty := \max \{x_1,\dots, x_n \}.$ Then every metric space $(S,\rho)$ of cardinality $n+1$ with norm $\rho$ satisfying the condition $\max D / \min D \le 2/ \textrm{d}(X,\ell_\infty^n)$ for $D:=\{ \rho(a,b) : a, b \in S, \ a \ne b\}$ can be isometrically embedded into $X.$
Categories:52A21, 51F99, 52C99 

5. CMB 2009 (vol 52 pp. 424)
 Martini, Horst; Spirova, Margarita

Covering Discs in Minkowski Planes
We investigate the following version of the circle covering
problem in strictly convex (normed or) Minkowski planes: to cover
a circle of largest possible diameter by $k$ unit circles. In
particular, we study the cases $k=3$, $k=4$, and $k=7$. For $k=3$
and $k=4$, the diameters under consideration are described in
terms of sidelengths and circumradii of certain inscribed regular
triangles or quadrangles. This yields also simple explanations of
geometric meanings that the corresponding homothety ratios have.
It turns out that basic notions from Minkowski geometry play an
essential role in our proofs, namely Minkowskian bisectors,
$d$segments, and the monotonicity lemma.
Keywords:affine regular polygon, bisector, circle covering problem, circumradius, $d$segment, Minkowski plane, (strictly convex) normed plane Categories:46B20, 52A21, 52C15 

6. CMB 2009 (vol 52 pp. 407)
 Lángi, Zsolt; Naszódi, Márton

On the BezdekPach Conjecture for Centrally Symmetric Convex Bodies
The BezdekPach conjecture asserts that the maximum number of
pairwise touching positive homothetic copies of a convex body in
$\Re^d$ is $2^d$. Nasz\'odi proved that the quantity in question is
not larger than $2^{d+1}$. We present an improvement to this result by
proving the upper bound $3\cdot2^{d1}$ for centrally symmetric
bodies. Bezdek and Brass introduced the onesided Hadwiger number of a
convex body. We extend this definition, prove an upper bound on the
resulting quantity, and show a connection with the problem of touching
homothetic bodies.
Keywords:BezdekPach Conjecture, homothets, packing, Hadwiger number, antipodality Categories:52C17, 51N20, 51K05, 52A21, 52A37 

7. CMB 2005 (vol 48 pp. 523)
 Düvelmeyer, Nico

Angle Measures and Bisectors in Minkowski Planes
\begin{abstract}
We prove that a Minkowski plane is Euclidean if and only if Busemann's or
Glogovskij's definitions
of angular bisectors coincide
with a bisector defined by an angular measure in the sense of Brass.
In addition, bisectors defined by the area measure coincide with bisectors
defined by the circumference (arc length) measure
if and only if the unit circle is an
equiframed curve.
Keywords:Radon curves, Minkowski geometry, Minkowski planes,, angular bisector, angular measure, equiframed curves Categories:52A10, 52A21 

8. CMB 2003 (vol 46 pp. 242)
 Litvak, A. E.; Milman, V. D.

Euclidean Sections of Direct Sums of Normed Spaces
We study the dimension of ``random'' Euclidean sections of direct sums of
normed spaces. We compare the obtained results with results from \cite{LMS},
to show that for the direct sums the standard randomness with respect to the
Haar measure on Grassmanian coincides with a much ``weaker'' randomness of
``diagonal'' subspaces (Corollary~\ref{sle} and explanation after). We also
add some relative information on ``phase transition''.
Keywords:Dvoretzky theorem, ``random'' Euclidean section, phase transition in asymptotic convexity Categories:46B07, 46B09, 46B20, 52A21 

9. CMB 1999 (vol 42 pp. 237)
 Thompson, A. C.

On Benson's Definition of Area in Minkowski Space
Let $(X, \norm)$ be a Minkowski space (finite dimensional Banach
space) with unit ball $B$. Various definitions of surface area are
possible in $X$. Here we explore the one given by Benson
\cite{ben1}, \cite{ben2}. In particular, we show that this
definition is convex and give details about the nature of the
solution to the isoperimetric problem.
Categories:52A21, 52A38 
