# Some symmetry results for the Ginzburg Landau equations

13 March 2012
10:15
We discuss new symmetry results for nonconstant entire local minimizers of the standard Ginzburg-Landau functional  for maps in ${H}^{1}_{\rm{loc}}(\mathbb{R}^3;\mathbb{R}^3)$ satisfying a natural energy bound.
More generally, for any $N\geq 3$ we  characterize the $O(N)-$equivariant vortex solution for Ginzburg-Landau type equations in the $N-$dimensional Euclidean space and we prove its local energy minimality for the corresponding energy functional.