PSU Mark
Eberly College of Science Mathematics Department

Meeting Details

For more information about this meeting, contact Dmitri Burago, John Roe.

Title:On intrinsic geometry of surfaces in normed spaces and globalization for Finsler polyhedral metrics
Seminar:Geometry Luncheon Seminar
Speaker:Dmitri Burago, PSU
Abstract:
The talk is based on a work in progress joint with S. Ivanov. However, one of the main goals of the talk is to try to demonstrate that Finsler geometry should be perhaps a more natural field to study than Riemannian. We will discuss probably the first known connection between the intrinsic geometry of a surface in a normed space and the Gauss map, the type of questions where differential geometry really started two centuries ago.

Room Reservation Information

Room Number:MB114
Date:12 / 01 / 2010
Time:12:15pm - 01:30pm