School Seminars and Colloquia

Colloquium: Simplicial harmonic maps of surfaces


by Professor Joel Hass

Institution: University of California Davis
Date: Tue 9th March 2010
Time: 12:00 PM
Location: Russell Love Theatre, Richard Berry Bldg, The Uni of Melb

Abstract: Harmonic maps have proven useful in the study
of negatively curved manifolds. We will discuss the idea of a
simplicial harmonic map, introduced in recent joint work with Peter Scott.
These combine aspects of the smooth and discrete settings and
give a simple yet powerful method to control the geometry of
families of surfaces,. We will indicate both topological and
computational applications.

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