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The Isoperimetric Inequality
Masha Gordina (UConn)

Wednesday, April 17, 2019
5:45pm – 6:35pm

Storrs Campus
Monteith 321

The classical isoperimetric problem asks: among all figures with a given perimeter, which one encloses the greatest area? There are many different proofs of the isoperimetric inequality and many jokes about the authors of these proofs. We will review different tools that can be used to prove such an inequality (plane geometry, calculus of variations and maybe even Fourier series), and if time permits we'll describe how this type of problem is still an active area of research in analysis and geometry.

Note: Free pizza and drinks!


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