MEMBERS SEMINAR | |

Topic: | Pseudo-Hermitian Geometry in 3-D |

Speaker: | Paul Yang |

Affiliation: | Princeton University and Member, School of Mathematics |

Date: | Monday, February 2 |

Time/Room: | 2:00pm - 3:00pm/S-101 |

A pseudo-hermitian structure in 3-D is a contact form and an almost complex structure on the kernel of the contact form. There is a natural notion of area and mean curvature for a surface in such a geometry. I will discuss some work on the structure of the mean curvature equation, as well as some isoperimetric inequality for this geometry.