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Mathematics Colloquium


Date:  Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Title:  Geometrical singularities and singular geometries: some problems and prospects

Abstract:  The crumpling of paper, the peeling and healing of a thin sheet from a substrate, and the furrowing of a soft surface are all problems that involve singular deformations and geometrical singularities. I will summarize why these problems are of interest, what we understand about them, what the mathematical challenges thrown up by these systems are, and what a synthesis might aim for.

Speaker:  L. Mahadevan
Institution:  Harvard University


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