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Isoperimetric regions in negatively curved spaces


Speaker: Joel Hass, UC Davis
Location: 2112 MSB
Start time: Mon, Feb 6 2017, 10:00AM

It is known that the circle is the shortest curve in the flat plane enclosing a given area. But what about in hyperbolic space or in other non-flat planes? I will discuss some unexpected results on the shape of isoperimetric regions in negatively curved spaces.