Graduate Student Seminar, 4:30pm September 3, 2003


Liviu Nicolaescu


The many faces of the Gauss-Bonnet theorem


The Gauss-Bonnet theorem, like few others in geometry, is the source of many fundamental discoveries which are now part of the everyday language of the modern geometer. This is an informal survey of some of the most fertile ideas which grew out of the attempts to better understand the meaning of this remarkable theorem.

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