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Geodesic networks in the Sphere

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  • UserNicolau Sarquis (Imperial College)
  • ClockFriday 30 October 2015, 15:00-16:00
  • HouseMR13.

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We will discuss how to find closed geodesic networks in the sphere that are critical points (of a mass functional) with higher index. We explain what is the width of a manifold and try to compute it for the round sphere. Furthermore, we give a counterexample to a conjecture regarding the index and nullity of closed geodesic networks in ellipsoids.

This talk is part of the Junior Geometry Seminar series.

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