School Seminars and Colloquia

Mean curvature flow with a forcing term in Minkowski space

Geometry/Topology Seminar

by Mark Aarons


Institution: National Australia Bank (previously Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics and the Free University Berlin)
Date: Mon 9th May 2005
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: Room 213, Richard Berry Building, University of Melbourne

Abstract: We study the forced mean curvature flow in Minkowski space and
prove longtime existence of solutions. When the initial data "goes null"
in at least two directions and satisfies a mild barrier assumption, we
prove convergence to constant mean curvature. When the initial data
intersects only spacelike infinity, we prove convergence to a soliton
solution.

For More Information: Craig Hodgson tel. 8344-5553 email: c.hodgson@ms.unimelb.edu.au