Mathematics Colloquium

Thursday, October 17, 1996, 4:00pm

102 Bradley Hall

Professor Jingyi Chen

Massachussetts Institute of Technology

speaks on

Minimal surfaces in symplectic 4-manifolds

Abstract.An adjunction number is defined for each surface in a Riemannian 4-manifold. For minimal surfaces in symplectic 4-manifolds, the adjunction numbers can be used to study pseudoholomorphic curves, totally real minimal surfaces and Lagrangian minimal surfaces.

Tea. High tea will be served at 3:30pm in the Lounge.
Emmy's. Certain refreshments will be available at Emmy's after the talk.
Host. Shunhui Zhu is the host. Anybody who is interested in having dinner with the speaker should contact Shunhui at 646-3678.