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12:00 pm Wednesday, August 23, 2017 RTG Geometric-Analysis Working Seminar: Min-max Methods in Geometryby Gregory Chambers (Rice University) in HBH 423- Min-max methods are a collection of variational techniques which have been developed over the past century to produce non-minimizing geodesics and minimal surfaces in a variety of contexts. The theory is still being developed, and has led to some recent proofs of long-standing open problems, most notably the proof of the Willmore conjecture in 2012 by Neves and Marques. Starting with Birkhoff's geodesic existence theory we will work through several papers that explore the main ideas of this topic. The seminar will meet initially this Wednesday at noon in HBH 423, and Greg will give a beginning overview. All graduate students and faculty are welcome.
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