On the Existence of $C^{1,1}$ Isometric Immersions of Some Negatively Curved Surfaces

2 March 2018
Siran Li

In this talk we discuss the recent proof for the existence of $C^{1,1}$ isometric immersions of several classes of negatively curved surfaces into $\R^3$, including the Lobachevsky plane, metrics of helicoid type and a one-parameter family of perturbations of the Enneper surface. Our method, following Chen--Slemrod--Wang and Cao--Huang--Wang, is to transform the Gauss--Codazzi equations into a system of hyperbolic balance laws, and prove the existence of weak solutions by finding the invariant regions. In addition, we provide further characterisation of the $C^{1,1}$ isometrically immersed generalised helicoids/catenoids established in the literature.

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