Melanie Rupflin (Oxford)

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Melanie Rupflin (Oxford)

September 26, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm UTC+0

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.


September 26, 2018
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm UTC+0
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2-5 Kirkby Place
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