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Geometric realization of cyclically branched covers over spheres

Dami Lee
Friday, October 22, 2021 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm
PAA A110 and via Zoom (https://washington.zoom.us/j/92753543960)
Physics/Astronomy Auditorium, 3910 15th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98105 - Google Map

In classical differential geometry, a central question has been whether abstract surfaces with given geometric features can be realized as surfaces in Euclidean space. Inspired by the rich theory of embedded triply periodic minimal surfaces, we seek examples of triply periodic polyhedral surfaces that have an identifiable conformal structure. In particular we are interested in explicit cone metrics on compact Riemann surfaces that have a realization as the quotient of a triply periodic polyhedral surface. Results include examples that shed new light on existing minimal or algebraic surfaces, such as the Schwarz minimal P-, D-surfaces, Schoen's minimal I-WP surface, Fermat's quartic, and Bring's curve.

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