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Isoperimetric Problems 1998


Speaker: Frank Morgan, Williams College
Location: 693 Kerr
Start time: Wed, Oct 7 1998, 4:10PM

About 200 BC Zenodorus proved that the circle is the least-perimeter enclosure of prescribed area in the plane. In 1998, geometers are still grappling with similar problems, involving soap bubbles, immiscible fluids, singular and curvy ambients. I'll report on recent and current work, some by undergraduates. No prerequisites.