Wednesday 24 February 2016 from 12:00–13:00 in Carslaw 535A

Combinatorial Harmonic Maps

Peter Scott (Michigan)


In joint work with Joel Hass, we have defined a combinatorial version of harmonic maps. I will start with a brief discussion of classical harmonic maps, concentrating on the properties of most interest to us. Then I will describe our combinatorial version, explain our motivation, and give some applications.