Ariane Beier (University of Potsdam)

2013/05/03, 13:00

Before the BMS Friday Colloquium by Prof. László Székelyhidi

Before the BMS Friday Colloquium by Prof. László Székelyhidi

Urania Berlin, at the BMS Loft (3rd floor)

The notion of a Riemannian manifold evolved from more concrete objects like surfaces in three-dimensional Euclidean space. But how much more general is this concept?

Nash's embedding theorem gives one answer to the question whether or not a Riemannian manifold can be isometrically embedded into Euclidean space. It provides surprising and, at first glance, inconsistent results which we want to illustrate by considering the example of a flat torus.