Friday, January 27 2017
11:30 - 12:30

Alladi Ramakrishnan Hall

Some aspects of Minimal surfaces, maximal surfaces and solitions.

Rukmini Dey


I will introduce minimal surfaces and explain the
Weierstrass-Enneper representation of a minimal surface using hodographic
coordinates. I will mention an interesting link between minimal surfaces
and Born-Infeld solitons. I will talk about some identities we obtain from
certain simple Ramanujan's identities. If time permits, I will introduce
maximal surfaces in Lorentzian space and talk about analogous results
corresponding to these surfaces.

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