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Friday, October 23, 2020
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Online Event

Math Graduate Student Seminar

The Plateau problem and symmetries of Riemann surfaces
Nathaniel Sagman, Department of Mathematics, Caltech,

In its most basic form, the Plateau problem asks: given a Jordan curve Gamma in R^3, is there a surface of minimal area among all surfaces with boundary Gamma. I will discuss the problem, its solution, and some of the mathematics that grew out of it. If time allows I will explain a more recent and semi-related result.

For more information, please contact Math Department by phone at 626-395-4335 or by email at mathinfo@caltech.edu.