Mathematical Colloquium

Friday, November 18 2016, 2:15pm

The mathematics of packing, crumpling and folding

Stefan Müller (Universität Bonn)

A number of questions in physics and biology involve the problem of packing thin elastic objects in a container in an optimal way, e.g. with minimal elastic energy. In this lecture I will discuss precise mathematical formulations of some of these problems, recent results and open conjectures

Location:  Raum 008/SeMath, Pontdriesch 14-16, 52062 Aachen