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Department of Mathematical Sciences

Seminar Archives

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Pure Maths Colloquium: Approaching the Willmore conjecture via integral geometry

Presented by "Peter Topping (University of Warwick, Coventry) ",

4 March 2002 16:00 in CM221

" Integral geometry often gives simple solutions to otherwise difficult problems. We will take a look at what it can
say about the Willmore conjecture. As a warm-up for the uninitiated, try proving: "Any smooth simple closed
curve on the unit 2-sphere which enters every closed hemisphere, must have length at least 2\pi."
(Solution in the lecture.)"

Contact anna.felikson@durham.ac.uk for more information