Mathematics Dept.
Christos Mantoulidis
Tue 9 Oct 2018, 3:30pm
Diff. Geom, Math. Phys., PDE Seminar
ESB 2012
Minimal surfaces and the Allen-Cahn equation on 3 manifolds
ESB 2012
Tue 9 Oct 2018, 3:30pm-4:30pm


   The Allen--Cahn equation is a semi-linear PDE that produces minimal surfaces via a certain singular limit. We will describe recent work proving index, multiplicity, and curvature estimates in the context of an Allen--Cahn min-max construction in a 3-manifold. Our results imply, for example, that in a 3-manifold with a generic metric, for every positive integer p, there is an embedded two-sided minimal surface of Morse index p. This is joint with Otis Chodosh.