Minimal surfaces, mean curvature flow and the Gibbons-Hawking ansatz

18 November 2019
16:00
Jason Lotay
Abstract

The Gibbons-Hawking ansatz is a powerful method for constructing a large family of hyperkaehler 4-manifolds (which are thus Ricci-flat), which appears in a variety of contexts in mathematics and theoretical physics. I will describe work in progress to understand the theory of minimal surfaces and mean curvature flow in these 4-manifolds. In particular, I will explain a proof of a version of the Thomas-Yau Conjecture in Lagrangian mean curvature flow in this setting. This is joint work with G. Oliveira.

  • Partial Differential Equations Seminar