School Seminars and Colloquia

Simplicial harmonic maps of surfaces

School Seminar

by Professor Joel Hass, University of California Davis


Institution: Mathematics and Statistics Department
Date: Tue 9th March 2010
Time: 12:00 PM
Location: Russell Love Theatre, Richard Berry Bldg

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.

For More Information: Please contact Prof Paul Pearce P.Pearce@ms.unimelb.edu.au