Colloquium


DATE2017-11-16 15:10-16:00

PLACE數學館3174教室

SPEAKER王慕道 教授(哥倫比亞大學數學系、香港中文大學數學系

TITLESurface Geometry and General Relativity

ABSTRACT Many classical results regarding surfaces in 3-dimensional Euclidean space such as Weyl's isometric embedding problem and the Minkowski inequality have their counterparts for surfaces in spacetime. These generalization are not only of mathematical interest, but also of physically relevant importance. They are closely related to fundamental concepts such as gravitational energy and Cosmic censorship. In my talk, I shall discuss some recent developments in these directions.