3. John von Neumann Lecture: Prof. Dr. Stefan Müller (MPI Bonn): The Mathematics of Packing, Crumbling and Folding
Thursday, 22.11.2012 16:30 im Raum M5
A number of questions in physics and biology involve the problem of packing thin elastic objects in a container in an optimal way, e.g. with minimal elastic energy. In this lecture I will discuss precise mathematical formulations of these problems, some recent results and open conjectures.