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Regional Geometry Institute Collection

1991 July
20 boxes (20 linear feet)
Call no.: RG 25 M5 G3

Funded by the National Science Foundation, the Regional Geometry Institute held at the Five Colleges in 1991 included a series of talks by noted mathematicians exploring the shape of space and related topics.

The videotapes in this collection were recorded at the Regional Geometry Institute organized by Five Colleges mathematics faculty and convened at Mount Holyoke in July 1991. The Institute sponsored a dozen speakers on the shape of space and related topics, most giving more than one lecture.

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Background on Regional Geometry Institute

In 1990, a group of six mathematicians from UMass Amherst and the Five Colleges community were awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation to establish a Regional Geometry Institute. The principal investigators -- Donal O'Shea, Marjorie Senechal, Robert Kusner, Eduardo Cattani, David Cox, and Robert Currier -- proposed convening a group of graduate and undergraduate students and university and high school faculty to explore the interaction between geometry and computation.

As part of the Institute, the Five Colleges hosted a series of talks in July 1991 in which noted mathematicians discussed the shape of space and related topics.

Scope of collection

The videotapes in this collection were recorded at the Regional Geometry Institute organized by Five Colleges mathematics faculty and convened at Mount Holyoke in July 1991. The Institute sponsored a dozen speakers on the shape of space and related topics, most giving more than one lecture.

The lectures were recorded in relatively brief segments, averaging around 20 minutes. They have not been spliced together.

Inventory

Banchoff, Thomas: Geometry as a lab science
1991 July 9
Box 15
Berger, Marcel, 1927-: Circles I
1991 July 2
Box 19
Berger, Marcel, 1927-: Circles II
1991 July 4
Box 9
Berger, Marcel, 1927-: Convex bodies
1991 July 9
3 parts
Box 3-4
Bourgignon, J.-P. (Jean-Pierre), 1947-: Drum-matic mathematics
1991 July 20
Box 12
Bourgignon, J.-P. (Jean-Pierre), 1947-: Faber-Krahn inequality
1991 July 22
Box 16
Bourgignon, J.-P. (Jean-Pierre), 1947-: Dirac operators and Riemannian geometry
1991 July 24
5 parts
Box 4
Brakke, Kenneth A.: Opaque squares and regions
1991 July 1
Box 20
1997 July 23
4 parts
Box 1-2
Gluck, Herman: Calibrations I
1991 July 22
Box 13
1991 July 23
3 parts
Box 2
Gluck, Herman: Calibrations III
1991 July 24
Box 17
Gluck, Herman: Calibrations IV
1991 July 25
Box 11
Gluck, Herman: Calibrations V
1991 July 26
Box 17
Karcher, Hermann, 1938-: Minimal surfaces
1991 July 19
Box 8
Karcher, Hermann, 1938- and David Hoffman: A minimal surface debate
1991 July 26
Box 10
Morgan, Frank (Professor Mathematics, Williams College): Calibrations and area minimizing surfaces in manifolds
1991 July 4
Box 18
Morgan, Frank (Professor Mathematics, Williams College): Crystals and shortest networks
1991 July 2
3 parts
Box 2-3
Morgan, Frank (Professor Mathematics, Williams College): Soap bubbles and mathematics
1991 July 1
4 parts
Box 1
Schwartz, Judah: Computer environments for learning mathematics
1991 July 23
Box 20
Slugbate, Mel [i.e. Colin Adams]: Real estate oppprtunities in hyperbolic space
1991 July 8
Box 14
Weeks, Jeffrey R., 1956-: Shape of space
1991 July 9
3 parts
Box
Session in geometry of variational problems
1991 July 3
Box 14

Administrative information

Access

The collection is open for research.

Provenance

Gift of Rob Kusner, 2013.

Digitized content

Several of the talks have been digitized are available for viewing online through our digital repository, Credo.

Processing Information

Processed by I. Eliot Wentworth, Jan. 2018.

Language:

English

Copyright and Use (More information )

Cite as: Regional Geometry Institute Collection (RB 25 M5 G3). Special Collections and University Archives, University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries.

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Subjects

  • Adams, Colin
  • Banchoff, Thomas
  • Berger, Marcel, 1927-
  • Bourgignon, J.-P. (Jean-Pierre), 1947-
  • Brakke, Kenneth A.
  • deTurck, Dennis M.
  • Geometry
  • Gluck, Hermann
  • Hoffman, David
  • Karcher, Hermann, 1938-
  • Minimal surfaces
  • Morgan, Frank (Professor Mathematics, Williams College)
  • Riemannian manifolds
  • Schwartz, Judah
  • Soap bubbles--Mathematics
  • Space--Mathematics
  • Surfaces--Mathematics
  • Topology
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst. Department of Mathematics and Statistics. Center for Geometry, Analysis, Numerics and Graphics
  • Weeks, Jeffrey R., 1956-

Contributors

  • Regional Geometry Institute [main entry]

Genres and formats

  • Videotapes

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