PDE Seminar

Title: Plane-like minimal surfaces in periodic media with inclusions
Speaker: Monica Torres
Speaker Info: University of California at Berkeley and University of Texas at Austin
Brief Description:
Special Note:

We consider ${\mathbb{R}}^{n}$ as a periodic media with inclusions (heterogeneous media). That is, we measure the area of a surface of codimension 1 by neglecting the parts inside the inclusions. We prove that, given any plane in ${\mathbb{R}}^{n}$, we can find at least one minimal surface that always stays at a bounded distance (universal) from the plane. We compute the effective norms in the homogenized limit when the inclusions are closed balls, for the case $n=2$.

Date: Friday, February 08, 2002
Time: 3:00pm
Where: Lunt 105
Contact Person: Prof. Gui-Qiang Chen
Contact email: gqchen@math.northwestern.edu
Contact Phone: 847-491-5553
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