Graduate Seminar Analysis

Tuesday Apr 29, 2014, 03.00 pm

The Willmore functional on isometric immersions

Prof. Dr. Peter Hornung (TU Dresden)

Abstract: In this talk we present some results about the (generalised) Kirchhoff plate functional
from nonlinear elasticity. This functional is obtained by restricting the classical
Willmore functional to the class of isometric immersions of a fixed 'reference' Riemannian
We will present a general framework to study such functionals, and we will construct a
'reference' metric whose associated Kirchhoff functional admits infinitely many stationary

Zeit: 15:00 Uhr

OrtSeminarraum 001, Erdgeschoss,  Pontdriesch 14-16 , 52062 Aachen