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A combinatorial approach to harmonic maps


Speaker: Peter Scott, University of Michigan
Location: 2112 MSB
Start time: Tue, Jun 5 2012, 1:10PM

In joint work with Joel Hass, we have defined combinatorial versions of area and energy, in order to give a combinatorial version of harmonic maps. These maps share some of the properties of smooth harmonic maps, which allows some applications to be obtained in the combinatorial setting.