1 March 2010, 3-4pm, Carslaw Room 273
We discuss a PDE method for producing examples of immersed minimal surfaces in the unit cylinder in ℝ3, as graphs of two-valued functions over the punctured unit disk. These two-valued functions can either be extended continuously across the origin, in which case the two-valued graph is a stable branched minimal immersion, or we can give an asymptotic description of the graphs near the vertical axis. Various analogies to the theory of the Minimal Surface Equation will be illustrated.
Check also the PDE Seminar page. Enquiries to Florica CÓrstea or Daniel Daners.