• Rukmini Dey

Articles written in Proceedings – Mathematical Sciences

• A variational proof for the existence of a conformal metric with preassigned negative Gaussian curvature for compact Riemann surfaces of genus &gt; 1

Given a smooth functionK &lt; 0 we prove a result by Berger, Kazhdan and others that in every conformal class there exists a metric which attains this function as its Gaussian curvature for a compact Riemann surface of genusg &gt; 1. We do so by minimizing an appropriate functional using elementary analysis. In particular forK a negative constant, this provides an elementary proof of the uniformization theorem for compact Riemann surfaces of genusg &gt; 1.

• The Weierstrass—Enneper representation using hodographic coordinates on a minimal surface

In this paper we obtain the general solution to the minimal surface equation, namely its local Weierstrass-Enneper representation, using a system of hodographic coordinates. This is done by using the method of solving the Born-Infeld equations by Whitham. We directly compute conformal coordinates on the minimal surface which give the Weierstrass-Enneper representation. From this we derive the hodographic coordinate ρ∈ D ⊂ ℂ and σ its complex conjugate which enables us to write the Weierstrass-Enneper representation in a new way.

• A variational proof for the existence of a conformal metric with preassigned negative Guassian curvature for compact Riemann surfaces of genus&gt;1

• A complete conformal metric of preassigned negative Gaussian curvature for a punctured hyperbolic Riemann surface

Leth be a complete metric of Gaussian curvature K0 on a punctured Riemann surface of genusg ≥ 1 (or the sphere with at least three punctures). Given a smooth negative functionK withK =K0 in neighbourhoods of the punctures we prove that there exists a metric conformal toh which attains this function as its Gaussian curvature for the punctured Riemann surface. We do so by minimizing an appropriate functional using elementary analysis.

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• Quillen Bundle and Geometric Prequantization of Non-Abelian Vortices on a Riemann Surface

In this paper we prequantize the moduli space of non-abelian vortices. We explicitly calculate the symplectic form arising from $L^2$ metric and we construct a prequantum line bundle whose curvature is proportional to this symplectic form. The prequantum line bundle turns out to be Quillen’s determinant line bundle with a modified Quillen metric. Next, as in the case of abelian vortices, we construct line bundles over the moduli space whose curvatures form a family of symplectic forms which are parametrized by $\Psi_0$, a section of a certain bundle. The equivalence of these prequantum bundles are discussed.

• One-Parameter Family of Solitons from Minimal Surfaces

In this paper, we discuss a one parameter family of complex Born–Infeld solitons arising from a one parameter family of minimal surfaces. The process enables us to generate a new solution of the B–I equation from a given complex solution of a special type (which are abundant). We illustrate this with many examples. We find that the action or the energy of this family of solitons remains invariant in this family and find that the well-known Lorentz symmetry of the B–I equations is responsible for it.

• Ramanujan’s identities, minimal surfaces and solitons

Using Ramanujan’s identities and the Weierstrass--Enneper representation of minimal surfaces, and the analogue for Born--Infeld solitons, we derive further nontrivial identities

• # Editorial Note on Continuous Article Publication

Posted on July 25, 2019