Wente torus

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In differential geometry, a Wente torus is an immersed torus in of constant mean curvature, discovered by Henry C. Wente (1986). It is a counterexample to the conjecture of Heinz Hopf that every closed, compact, constant-mean-curvature surface is a sphere (though this is true if the surface is embedded). There are similar examples known for every positive genus.


  • Wente, Henry C. (1986), "Counterexample to a conjecture of H. Hopf.", Pacific Journal of Mathematics, 121: 193–243, doi:10.2140/pjm.1986.121.193, MR 0815044
  • The Wente torus, University of Toledo Mathematics Department, retrieved 2013-09-01.

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