Sandwich Seminar

Tuesday, May 3, 2016 12:00 pm - 12:00 pm EDT

Anthony McCormick, Department of Pure Mathematics, University of Waterloo


We will discuss minimal submanifolds and show that the condition of being minimal amounts to the existence of a solution to a certain second order non-linear PDE. This will provide some motivation for defining calibrated submanifolds, as they are automatically minimal and their existence depends on solving a first order PDE as opposed to a second order one. In conclusion, we will discuss how the real and imaginary parts of the complex volume form on a Calabi-Yau manifold are calibrations before defining Special Lagrangian submanifolds and stating a simplified version of the SYZ conjecture.

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