2008 DG-MP-PDE Seminar-12

  • Date: 09/23/2008
Lecturer(s):
Tobias Lamm (UBC)
Location: 

University of British Columbia

Topic: 

Superquadratic curvature functionals and approximation of the Willmore energy

Description: 

Curvature functionals arise naturally in geometry, physics and biology.
In this talk I will introduce the Willmore functional and supercritical
modifications thereof. Then I will study the existence and regularity
properties of the critical points of the supercritical functionals and
I will show how one can use them to get a new proof of a result of Leon
Simon on the existence of a minimizing Willmore torus. This is joint
work with E. Kuwert and Y. Li.

Sponsor: 

3:30pm, WMAX 110