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Geometric Analysis and Partial Differential Equations Seminar

August 21, 2014 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 pm

Geometric Analysis and Partial Differential Equations Seminar Series at UOW
Speaker

Dr Glen Wheeler (University of Wollongong)

Title

Unstable Willmore Surfaces

Abstract

In this talk I will describe some recent work with Anna Dall’Acqua (Ulm) and Klaus Deckelnick (OvGU Magdeburg) that established the existence of compact Willmore surfaces with boundary that are unstable. The natural approach of using Palais-Smale and Mountain Pass doesn’t (really) work. I’ll explain why this is the case. We overcame this problem by using a completely different (and new) approach. I will finish by describing some open questions arising from the work.

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Date:
August 21, 2014
Time:
10:30 am - 11:30 pm
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Venue

Building 39C Room 174
University of Wollongong
Wollongong, 2500
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