Modern Examples of Complete Embedded Minimal Surfaces of Finite Total Curvature

1. Introduction. A natural class of minimal surfaces to study are the embedded mini­ mal surfaces — those which have no self­intersections as a subset of R 3. Of course, every point of a surface immersed in R 3 has a neighborhood which is embedded, so by itself this isn't a very interesting restriction. However, an embedded minimal surface pro­ duced in… (More)