Mu-Tao Wang (Columbia)

Thursday, October 24, 2013 at 4 p.m. at PBP131

Title: A Minkowski Inequality and a Penrose Inequality

Abstract: The Minkowski inequality is a classical inequality in differential geometry. The Penrose inequality is an inequality in general relativity, as a natural consequence of Cosmic Censorship. In my talk, I shall explain how these inequalities are intimately related, and how insights from different perspectives lead to discovering universality of surface geometry.