Metaphors in systolic geometry [article]

Larry Guth
2010 arXiv   pre-print
This is an expository essay about systolic geometry. It describes a central theorem in the subject and why the proof is difficult. Then it discusses different metaphors which suggest ways to approach the problem. The metaphors connect the systolic inequality to minimal surfaces, topological dimension, scalar curvature, and hyperbolic geometry.
arXiv:1003.4247v1 fatcat:qgssaer44vds3gor7jqisorakq