Title: The mysterious geometry of soap bubbles
Speaker: Prof. Michael Hutchings, U.C.Berkeley.
Date: 13 August 2010
Time: 4:00 p.m.
Venue: Faculty Hall, IISc.

Why are soap bubbles spherical? Why do double soap bubbles have the shape that they do (three spherical caps meeting along a circle at 120 degree angles)? The single bubble problem was solved in the 19th century, and the double bubble problem was solved a few years ago. The analogous problem for triple soap bubbles remains a mystery. We will give an introduction to these problems and their solutions (when known).

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