Analysis Seminar

Title: Regularity for Spectral Optimizers
Speaker: Dennis Krivensov
Speaker Info: Courant Institute
Brief Description: TBA
Special Note:

A classic subject in analysis is the relationship between the spectrum of the Laplacian on a domain and that domain's geometry. One approach to understanding this relationship is to study domains which extremize some function of their spectrum under geometric constraints. I will explain how to attack these problems using tools from the calculus of variations to find solutions. A key difficulty with this method is showing that the optimizers (which are a priori very weak) are actually smooth domains, and I address this issue in some recent work with Fanghua Lin. Our results are based on relating spectral optimization problems to certain vector-valued free boundary problems of Bernoulli type.
Date: Monday, January 08, 2018
Time: 4:10pm
Where: Lunt 105
Contact Person: Robin Neumayer
Contact email: neumayer@math.northwestern.edu
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