DG-MP-PDE Seminar: Martin Man-chu Li

  • Date: 11/15/2011
  • Time: 15:30
Martin Man-chu Li

University of British Columbia


Free boundary problem for embedded minimal surfaces



For any smooth compact Riemannian 3-manifold with boundary, we prove
that there always exists a smooth, embedded minimal surface with
(possibly empty) free boundary. We also obtain a priori upper bound on
the genus of such minimal surfaces in terms of the topology of the
ambient compact 3-manifold. An interesting note is that no convexity
assumption on the boundary is required. In this talk,  we will describe
the min-max construction for the free boundary problem, and then we will
sketch a proof of the existence part of the theory.


WMAX 110 at 3:30pm (schedule tentative)

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