CALGARY–A graduate student will consider himself lucky if he publishes a paper in a peer-reviewed journal. But Muhammad Khan, a doctoral student in the department of Mathematics at the University of Calgary, has attained the unique distinction of co-authoring a book with his professor.
Volume Inequalities for Arrangements of Convex Bodies, is part of the distinguished Discrete Mathematics and Its Applications series of the CRC Press. It aims to include a modern reclassification of the area of discrete geometry and to lay down framework for the resolution of some of its most important questions.
Prof. Bezdek and Khan are engaged in developing geometric models for quasicrystals, exotic materials that exhibit crystal-like order but are not periodic.
“I am fortunate to have a supervisor like professor Bezdek,” says Khan. “How often do you see PhD advisers writing books with their students?”