SMS scnews item created by Daniel Daners at Thu 25 Feb 2010 0844
Type: Seminar
Modified: Thu 25 Feb 2010 0937
Distribution: World
Expiry: 1 Mar 2010
Calendar1: 1 Mar 2010 1500-1600
CalLoc1: Carslaw 273

PDE Seminar

The two-valued minimal surface equation


Leobardo Rosales
Rice University
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.

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