Harmonic surfaces in rank one symmetric spaces: the Cayley plane case

Rui Pacheco, Universidade da Beira Interior, Portugal. Part of the geometry seminar series.

We start by reviewing some results concerning harmonic maps from Riemann surfaces into rank one symmetric spaces. Among these, the least studied case is the Cayley plane. We describe our recent approach to the study of harmonic maps from Riemann surfaces into the Cayley plane.

Rui Pacheco, Universidade da Beira Interior, Portugal