Friday, February 9, 2018
5:30 pm
Downs 103

Caltech/UCLA Joint Analysis Seminar

A Epiperimetric approach to singular points in the Alt-Caffarelli functional
Max Engelstein, Department of Mathematics, MIT

We prove a uniqueness of blowups result for isolated singular points in the free boundary of minimizers to the Alt-Caffarelli functional. The key tool is a (log-)epiperimetric inequality, which we prove by means of two Fourier expansions (one on the function and one on its free boundary). If time allows we will also explain how this approach can be adapted to (re)prove old and new regularity results for area-minimizing hypersurfaces. This is joint work with Luca Spolaor (Princeton/MIT) and Bozhidar Velichkov (Universite Grenoble Alpes).

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