NameDavid Bachman
AffiliationPitzer College
Talk typePlenary
TimeJan 11 10:10~11:00
TitleTopological, PL, and geometric minimal surfaces
We discuss a program to show that a topologically minimal surface (of arbitrary index) in a compact 3-manifold can be isotoped to meet a triangulation so that it meets each tetrahedron in precisely the same way that a geometrically minimal surface (of the same index) can meet a ball. We will then discuss the immediate applications to topology, as well as potential applications to geometry.