UM Math Graduate Students Seminar

Armando Cabrera
University of Miami

will present

The Weyl Problem

Friday, February 14, 2013, 2:30pm
Ungar Building Room 506


Abstract:In 1916 Hermann Weyl described the following problem: Given a metric g with positive Gaussian curvature on the sphere S^2, is it realizable as a convex surface in R^3? If was not util 1953 when this problem was solved independently by Pogorelov and Nirenberg. In this talk we will go over the basic concepts of differential geometry to understand the Weyl problem and describe Nirenberg's proof.


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