Lezioni Leonardesche / FRANK MORGAN
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Giovedi' 25 maggio 2017, ore 16.30, in Aula Chisini, via Saldini 50,
THE ISOPERIMETRIC PROBLEM
Abstract: The classicial isoperimetric theorem says that a round ball is the least-perimeter way to enclose prescribed volume. To what extent does that remain true in the presence of a radial density (which weights volume perimeter)? We'll discuss open problems and recent results, some by undergraduates.
Te': ore 16.00, Sala Rappresentanza
ABOUT THE SPEAKER: Frank Morgan has made a deep and lasting impact on the mathematical community through his scientific research, innovative teaching, outreach activity and service to professional societies. Morgan's research centers on geometric measure theory and minimal surfaces and his accomplishments include he resolution of the “double bubble conjecture” in minimal surfaces and ongoing studies of manifolds with density with its importance both for probability theory and geometry. Morgan's innovations in teaching include the creation of a groundbreaking undergraduate research program at Williams College. He has received numerous awards and national recognition for his teaching excellence. Morgan's outreach activity includes anchoring the television program Math Chat and his ongoing blogging for the Huffington Post. Morgan's service includes terms as Vice-President of both the Mathematical Association of America and the American Mathematical Society. Morgan is curently Editor-in-Chief of the Notices of the AMS and was named Fellow of the AMS as part of the Inaugural Class in 2012. Morgan received his Ph.D in 1977 from Princeton University under the direction of Frederick Almgren, Jr. and held position at MIT for ten years before being named Professor of Mathematics at Williams College, where he holds the Webster Atwell Class of 1921 Professorship in Mathematics.
In collaborazione con il : SEMINARIO MATEMATICO E FISICO DI MILANO
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