Geometric Analysis and Topology Seminar
On the Geometry of Surfaces in Normed Spaces
Speaker: Dmitri Burago, Penn State University
Location: Warren Weaver Hall 201
Date: Friday, October 28, 2011, 11 a.m.
We will discuss a few problems in the geometry of surfaces in normed spaces. The questions may look elementary and even naive but in reality they prove to be rather hard and intriguing. We will be particularly interested in ellipticity of the most natural surface area functionals and in intrinsic geometry of surfaces in normed spaces.