The Gauss map of pseudo-algebraic minimal surfaces

Yu Kawakami, Ryoichi Kobayashi, Reiko Miyaoka

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We refine Osserman's argument on the exceptional values of the Gauss map of algebraic minimal surfaces. This gives an effective estimate for the number of exceptional values and the totally ramified value number for a wider class of complete minimal surfaces that includes algebraic minimal surfaces. It also provides a new proof of Fujimoto's theorem for this class, which not only simplifies the proof but also reveals the geometric meaning behind it.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1055-1069
Number of pages15
JournalForum Mathematicum
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Nov
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mathematics(all)
  • Applied Mathematics


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