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  • Date: August 23, 2019
  • Speaker: Joel Hass

Title: Some New Geometric Methods to Distinguish Shapes and Applications in Biology

Abstract:

Almost everything we encounter in our 3-dimensional world is a surface - the outside of a solid object. Comparing the shapes of surfaces is, not surprisingly, a fundamental problem in both theoretical and applied mathematics. Deep mathematical results are now being used to study objects such as bones, brain cortices, proteins and biomolecules. This talk will discuss joint work with Patrice Koehl that introduces a new metric on the space of genus-zero surfaces and applies it in this context.




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