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- Talk [1]

Speaker:

Anna Siffert
Affiliation:

MPIM/Heidelberg
Date:

Mon, 2018-06-04 13:00 - 14:00 By definition, harmonic maps between Riemannian manifolds are critical points of the energy functional.

In local coordinates the condition for a map to be harmonic constitutes a system of non-linear,

elliptic partial differential equations of second order.

Clearly, solutions to such differential equations are typically such maps are hard to construct.

In this talk we present a few construction methods of harmonic maps between Riemannian manifolds.

Furthermore, we will briefly explain applications of harmonic maps to other research areas (in Mathematics).

**Links:**

[1] https://www.mpim-bonn.mpg.de/taxonomy/term/39

[2] https://www.mpim-bonn.mpg.de/node/3444