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Surfaces with Density, Isoperimetric Problems, and Perelman's Proof of the Poincaré Conjecture

by

Frank Morgan
Williams College

September 22, 2009
4:30 pm
Bailey Hall 207

Refreshments will be served in Bailey Hall 204 at 4:15


Abstract:

A density on a surface, just as in freshman physics, is just a positive function, used to weight perimeter and area. The isoperimetric problem seeks to enclose given (weighted) area with least (weighted) perimeter. All of these ideas came together in Perelman's proof of the Poincaré Conjecture. No prerequisites.


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