Event Type:

Department Colloquium

Date/Time:

Monday, May 7, 2012 - 09:00

Location:

WGNR 149

Abstract:

Capillary surfaces are interesting geometric objects which turn out to be important in microgravity environments (e.g. in space) and in tiny devices (e.g. electronic, "lab on a chip"). This talk will focus on the mathematical theory of capillary surfaces in vertical cylinders and sketch the 2010 proof of the 40 year old "Concus-Finn conjecture." Related open questions will be mentioned.