Ragini Singhal, Department of Pure Mathematics, University of Waterloo
"Surfaces, Minimal surfaces, Willmore surfaces and much more"
In this talk, I will discuss the geometry of surfaces and will provide precise meanings to certain geometrical objects, such as curvature. I will also define special types of surfaces and discuss how they helped in shaping modern differential geometry. Along the way, we will see some beautiful examples of surfaces in R3 No prior knowledge of the subject is required, and there will be loads of pictures!