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CNA Seminar/Colloquium/Joint Pitt-CNA Colloquium
Max Wardetzky
University of Gottingen
Title: Variational Convergence of Minimal Surfaces

Abstract: While discrete minimal surfaces are perhaps one of the most widely studied examples of discrete surfaces in Discrete Differential Geometry, their convergence to smooth minimal surfaces has only been proven for special cases, such as for disk-like and cylinder-like topologies. Using tools from variational analysis, I will present a convergence result for triangulated area-minimizing surfaces that deals with the general case of arbitrary topology. This is joint work with Henrik Schumacher (Hamburg).

Date: Thursday, May 18, 2017
Time: 1:30 pm
Location: Wean Hall 7218
Submitted by:  Slepcev