Title: Yamabe Lecture 1: Minimal surfaces and the Willmore Conjecture
Speaker: Fernando Codá Marques
Speaker Info: IMPA
In 1965, T. J. Willmore conjectured that the integral of the square of the mean curvature of any torus immersed in Euclidean three-space is at least 2\pi^2. In this series of three lectures we will describe a proof of this conjecture that uses the min-max theory of minimal surfaces. This is joint work with Andre Neves.Date: Wednesday, October 30, 2013
The first lecture will be of a more general character. The goal is to explain the history and motivation of the problem, as well as give an overview of the argument.