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Melanie Rupflin (Oxford) CANCELLED

March 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Flowing to minimal surfaces

In this talk I will discuss the construction and properties of a geometric flow, the Teichmueller harmonic map flow, that is designed to change surfaces into minimal surfaces. As I will explain, this flow, which we defined as a natural gradient flow of the Dirichlet energy, succeeds in decomposing any closed surface in any compact target manifold into minimal surfaces. This is joint work with Peter Topping.


March 21
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Room 101
2-5 Kirkby Place
Plymouth, PL4 6DT United Kingdom
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