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1995 Burlington Mathfest
Burlington, VT, August 6-8, 1995
Meeting #902

Associate secretaries:
Robert J Daverman, AMS
Donovan H Van Osdol, MAA

AMS Special Session on Soap Bubble Geometry

  • Sunday August 6, 1995, 1:40 p.m.-5:05 p.m.
    AMS Special Session on Soap Bubble Geometry, I

    Frank Morgan, Williams College

    • 1:40 p.m.
      Soap bubble geometry.
      Frank Morgan*, Williams College
    • 2:00 p.m.
      Bubble beginnings.
      Frederick J. Almgren, Jr.*, Rutgers University, New Brunswick
      Jean E. Taylor, Rutgers University, New Brunswick
    • 2:40 p.m.
      Soap film singularities in higher dimensions.
      Kenneth A. Brakke*, Susquehanna University
    • 3:05 p.m.
      On convex soap bubble clusters.
      Aladar Heppes*, Budapest, Hungary
    • 3:30 p.m.
      The standard double soap bubble in ${\bf R}^2$ uniquely minimizes perimeter.
      Joel S. Foisy*, Duke University
      Jeffrey F. Brock, University of California, Berkeley
      Manuel Alfaro, Williams College
      Nich Hodges, Williams College
      Jason Zimba, University of California, Berkeley
    • 3:55 p.m.
      The double bubble on $S^2$.
      Joseph David Masters*, University of Texas, Austin
    • 4:20 p.m.
      The structure of area-minimizing double bubbles.
      Michael L. Hutchings*, Harvard University
    • 4:45 p.m.
      The double bubble conjecture.
      Joel Hass*, University of California, Davis
      Roger Schlafly, Real Software, Soquel, California
  • Monday August 7, 1995, 1:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
    AMS Special Session on Soap Bubble Geometry, II

    Frank Morgan, Williams College

    • 1:00 p.m.
      Counterexample to Kelvin's conjecture.
      Robert Phelan*, Trinity College, Republic of Ireland
    • 1:25 p.m.
      TCP structures as clusters of equal-volume bubbles.
      John M. Sullivan*, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
    • 1:50 p.m.
      Optimal partitions of n-dimensional domains.
      Italo Tamanini*, University of Trento, Italy
    • 2:15 p.m.
      Topological transitions during foam flow.
      Andrew M. Kraynik*, Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, New Mexico
      Douglas A. Reinelt, Southern Methodist University
    • 2:40 p.m.
      The planar double Wulff crystal.
      Christopher P. French*, Williams College
    • 3:05 p.m.
      Polygonal double Wulff clusters in ${\bf R}^2$.
      Scott R. Greenleaf*, State University of New York, Stony Brook
    • 3:30 p.m.
      Double salt crystals.
      Megan Barber*, Williams College
      Jennifer Tice*, Williams College
      Brian Wecht*, Williams College
    • 3:55 p.m.
      Edge and surface energy minimizing crystalline structures.
      Jenny Kelley*, Rutgers University, New Brunswick
    • 4:20 p.m.
      Conical points on equilibrium crystal shapes.
      Joel D. Shore*, McGill University
      Dirk Jan Bukman, Cornell University
    • 4:45 p.m.
      Wetting transitions in anisotropic surfaces,
      John W. Cahn*, National Institute of Standards and Technology
    • 5:10 p.m.
      The enduring appeal of soap bubbles.
      Ivars Peterson*, Science News, Washington, DC
    • 5:35 p.m.
  • Tuesday August 8, 1995, 1:40 p.m.-5:40 p.m.
    AMS Special Session on Soap Bubble Geometry, III

    Frank Morgan, Williams College

    • 1:40 p.m.
      Mimimal submanifolds with various curvature bounds.
      Helen Moore*, Bowdoin College
    • 2:10 p.m.
      Numerical examples of compact mean curvature surfaces.
      Karsten Grosse-Brauckmann*, University of Bonn, Germany
    • 2:40 p.m.
      On the moduli spaces of embedded constant mean curvature surfaces.
      Robert Barnard Kusner*, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
    • 3:10 p.m.
      Constant mean curvature surfaces with boundary.
      Rafael Lopez*, University of Granada, Spain
    • 3:40 p.m.
      Soap bubble catastrophes.
      Henry C. Wente*, University of Toledo
    • 4:10 p.m.
      Soap bubble geometry and future math, a spiritual view.
      James Ossi*, Darien, Connecticut
    • 4:40 p.m.
      Open Problem Session
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