MUNI Seminar series - Robert Bryant - The Best Possible Shapes of Surfaces |

## Robert Bryant
Abstract: Much of classical mathematics involves finding a configuration or shape that provides an optimum solution to a problem. For example, it has long been known (though a rigorous proof took quite a while to find) that the surface of least area enclosing a given volume is a round sphere. There are many other ways to measure surfaces, though, and finding 'the' surface that optimizes a given 'measurement' (subject to some given constraints) remains a challenging problem that has motivated some of the deepest recent work in the mathematics of geometric shapes. |

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