Gerhard Huisken - Mean curvature flow with surgery

Tuesday, February 16, 2021 - 13:00
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Gerhard Huisken

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The evolution of hypersurfaces in a Riemannian manifold along its mean curvature vector is governed by a quasilinear parabolic system that exhibits smoothing behavior and singularity formation at the same time since the evolution of the geometry is governed by a non-linear reaction diffusion system. The lecture explains how for embedded 2-surfaces of positive mean curvature in general ambient manifolds long-time solutions can be constructed that contain finitely many surgeries near singular regions. Finally we discuss applications in Geometry and General Relativity.

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