Geometric measure theory (GMT), born in the 1960’s, is a generalization of calculus and differential geometry to the realm of “non-smooth” geometric objects. GMT helped solve Plateau’s Problem, posed in 1760(!) by Lagrange. I will tell you about the basic tools of GMT, its other success stories, its current avenues as a hot research area, and what doing research in GMT will look like for a young mathematician like you! Some amazing lemmas and theorems on the fly, but no proofs or technical discussions expected

Monday, February 3, 2020 - 16:30

703 Thackeray Hall