Event Detail

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.