Double spiral staircases in embedded minimal disks


William Minicozzi

Johns Hopkins University

Harvard University

Thursday, November 13, 2003


Talk at 4:30 p.m. in Science Center D

Tea at 4:00 p.m. in the Math Lounge


Abstract:   The two classical examples of embedded minimal disks are the plane and the helicoid - the latter is a double spiral staircase. I will talk about joint work with Toby Colding which shows that these are the only possible local pictures and then uses this local structure to prove a global compactness theorem for embedded minimal disks.


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