The Willmore Conjecture

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The Willmore Conjecture

The Willmore problem studies which torus has the least amount of bending energy. We explain how to think of a torus as a donut-shaped surface and how the intuitive notion of bending has been studied by mathematics over time. 

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Mathematical subjects

Geometry and Topology

Connections to other fields

Physics
Reflections on Mathematics

Author(s)

Nikolai Nowaczyk
Senior Editor:
Carla Cederbaum
Junior Editor:
Andrew Cooper

License

DOI (Digital Object Identifier)

10.14760/SNAP-2016-011-EN

PDF

snapshots: overview

Mathematical subjects

Algebra and Number Theory
Analysis
Didactics and Education
Discrete Mathematics and Foundations
Geometry and Topology
Numerics and Scientific Computing
Probability Theory and Statistics

Connections to other fields

Chemistry and Earth Science
Computer Science
Engineering and Technology
Finance
Humanities and Social Sciences
Life Science
Physics
Reflections on Mathematics

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