Public Lecture: Recent Developments in the theory of minimal surfaces


Venue/Location: Vietnam Institute for Advanced Study in Mathematics

Clay Lecturer: Andre Neves (University of Chicago, USA)

Bio: Neves received his Ph.D. in 2005 from Stanford University under the direction of Richard Melvin Schoen. He joined the faculty of the University of Chicago in 2016. Together with Fernando Codá Marques, they solved the Willmore conjecture in 2012. In the same year, jointly with Ian Agol and Fernando Codá Marques, they solved the Freedman–He–Wang conjecture. He obtained several prestigious awards, including Philip Leverhulme Prize in 2012, the LMS Whitehead Prize [3] in 2013, , and the Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award and a New Horizons in Mathematics Prize in 2015, the Oswald Veblen Prize in Geometry in 2016 (jointly with F. C. Marques). He was invited speaker at the International Congress of Mathematicians.

Abstract: I wll talk about the recent developments regarding the theory of minimal surfaces and then mention some new directions for the field.