Lecture: "On the classification of Willmore 2-spheres in S^n"

Title: On the classification of Willmore 2-spheres in S^n

Speaker:Prof. Peng WANG

Date: 4:00 p.m., Apr. 12 (Thursday), 2012

Place:Conference Room A304, Department of Mathematical Sciences

Abstract: In this talk, we will give a brief discussion on the recent joint work with Prof. J. Dorfmeister. First we will try to derive a framework to do with Willmore surfaces by use of Loop group methods. Then by deforming the work of Burstall-Guest on harmonic 2-spheres, we give a rough classification of Willmore 2-spheres in S^n. In the end we discuss the different properties of Willmore 2-spheres and provide some new examples.