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The length of a shortest closed geodesic and related problems


Speaker: Alexander Nabutovsky, Penn State University and University of Toronto
Location: 693 Kerr
Start time: Wed, Apr 28 2004, 4:10PM

How long is a shortest closed geodesic on a Riemannian manifold? We will present our results obtained in collaboration with Regina Rotman on this and similar problems, in particular, those involving minimal geodesic networks, minimal surfaces, etc.