Diff. Geom, Math. Phys., PDE: Jingyi Chen
- Date: 01/15/2013
- Time: 15:30
University of British Columbia
A Bernstein theorem for the Willmore equation
A classical theorem in minimal surface theory says that any entire minimal graph in R^3 is a plane. We ask the same question for the Willmore equation which is of 4th order. We prove that an entire Willmore graph is a plane if its Willmore functional is finite (i.e. if the mean curvature of the graph is square integrable). This is joint work with Tobias Lamm.
Location: ESB 2012