Joint SCGP/Math Colloquium: Andre Neves

Title: Min-max theory and Geometry
Speaker: Andre Neves
Date: Thursday, April 23, 2015
Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Place: Lecture Hall 102, Simons Center



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Abstract: Min-max methods were introduced in Geometry by Birkhoff in the 1910’s. Recently the theory has been used to solve several long standing open questions in Geometry and Topology. I will survey these developments and mention some new results.