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# Hubert Bray : What do Black Holes and Soap Bubbles have in common?

We will begin with the idea of General Relativity, which Einstein called his "happiest thought," and then proceed with a qualitative and quantitative discussion of the curvature of space-time. We will describe the central role of differential geometry in the subject and the important role that mathematicians have played proving the conjectures of the physicists, as well as making a few conjectures of our own. Finally, we will describe the geometry of black holes and their relationship to soap bubbles.

**Category**: Graduate/Faculty Seminar**Duration**: 01:34:46**Date**: September 21, 2007 at 4:25 PM-
**Tags:**seminar, Graduate/faculty Seminar

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