Duke Mathematical Journal
- Duke Math. J.
- Volume 107, Number 3 (2001), 533-559.
On properly embedded minimal surfaces with three ends
We classify all complete embedded minimal surfaces in ℝ3; with three ends of genus g and at least 2g+2 symmetries. The surfaces in this class are the Costa-Hoffman-Meeks surfaces that have 4g+4 symmetries in the case of a flat middle end. The proof consists of using the symmetry assumptions to deduce the possible Weierstrass data and then studying the period problems in all cases. To handle the 1-dimensional period problems, we develop a new general method to prove convexity results for period quotients. The 2-dimensional period problems are reduced to the 1-dimensional case by an extremal length argument.
Duke Math. J., Volume 107, Number 3 (2001), 533-559.
First available in Project Euclid: 5 August 2004
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Martín, Francisco; Weber, Matthias. On properly embedded minimal surfaces with three ends. Duke Math. J. 107 (2001), no. 3, 533--559. doi:10.1215/S0012-7094-01-10735-7. https://projecteuclid.org/euclid.dmj/1091737023