Variational Problems in Differential Geometry

Sunday, March 29, 2009 - 10:00pm to Thursday, April 2, 2009 - 9:59pm

This will be a research workshop, held in the School of Mathematics at the University of Leeds, 30 March - 2 April 2009. It will incorporate a special session in honour of John C. Wood, on the occasion of his 60th birthday, to celebrate his seminal contributions to the theory of harmonic maps and morphisms.

The workshop will bring together researchers working on disparate geometric problems, all of which admit a variational formulation, the aim being to stimulate cooperation and cross-fertilization of ideas. Topics expected to be addressed include:

* Harmonic maps and morphisms
* Minimal and CMC surfaces
* Special Lagrangian geometry
* Hamiltonian variational problems
* Exceptional holonomy
* Kaehler metrics of constant scalar curvature

University of Leeds, Leeds, United Kingdom

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