Dr. Ben McKay (Cork): Surface geometry and Darboux's method of integration of differential equations

Academic or specialist Colloquium / Congress / Forum

I will give an overview of a geometric approach, due to Gaston Darboux, for solving partial differential equations which describe surfaces in 3-dimensional Euclidean space. The oldest example is the minimal surface equation. I will explain some new examples of geometry problems governed by integrable systems. This is joint work with Thomas Ivey, Jeanne Clelland and Peter Vassiliou.

When? 17.03.2015 17:15
Where? PER 08 Phys 2.52
Chemin du Musée 3
1700 Fribourg
Contact Department of Mathematics