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SUMMARY:"Minimal surfaces and geometric flows" Melanie Rupflin (Oxford)
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DESCRIPTION:Abstract: The classical Plateau problems has been one of t
he most influential problems in the development of modern analysis. Po
sed initially by Lagrange\, it asks whether a closed curve in Euclidea
n space always spans a surfaces with minimal possible area\, a questio
n that was answered positively by Douglas and Rado around 1930. In thi
s talk I want to consider some aspects of the classical Plateau Proble
m and its generalisations and discuss furthermore how one can "flow" t
o such minimal surfaces by following a suitably defined gradient flow
of the Dirichlet energy\, i.e. of the integral of gradient squared.
LOCATION:MA119
CATEGORIES:Pure Maths Seminar Series
CONTACT:Andy Tonks\, apt12@le.ac.uk
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