Compactness Properties of the Space of Genus-$g$ Helicoids

Friday, February 13, 2009 -
3:00pm to 5:00pm
I will discuss a recent application of the work of Colding and Minicozzi of structure of embedded minimal surfaces in $\Real3$ to the study of compactness properties of the space of genus-$g$ helicoids. I will introduce the theory of Colding and Minicozzi and then show how it can be used to show (among other results) that the space of genus-one helicoids is compact (modulo symmetries). (Joint work with C. Breiner)
Speaker: 
Jacob Bernstein
MIT
Event Location: 
Fine Hall 314