# Harold R. Parks

Professor Emeritus

Department of Mathematics

# Harold R. Parks

Professor Emeritus

Department of Mathematics

## Research

### Research field

Geometric Measure Theory, Minimal Hypersurfaces, and Applications to Variational Problems

### Research description

Parks has developed and implemented a computational technique for computing parametric area minimizing surfaces. He derived an existence and regularity theory for a class of constrained variational problems. Parks has discovered, and characterized, a type of minimal surface with surprising properties, defined in terms of the Jacobi elliptic functions.

### Research group

## Education

Ph.D. Princeton, 1974

A.B. Dartmouth, 1971