Columbia Geometry & Analysis Seminar

Fall 2021

The Columbia Geometry/Analysis Seminar takes place on Fridays at 1pm - 2pm.

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Our next talk will be in person! We meet in 312 Mathematics Hall.

Next talk:

Friday, December 03: Darren King (New York University)

Title of talk: A capillarity model for soap films

Abstract of talk:

We study a variational model for soap films based on capillarity theory and its relation to minimal surfaces.
Here, soap films are modelled, not as surfaces, but as regions of small volume satisfying a homotopic spanning condition.

Schedule of talks this semester

September 17 Chen-Chih Lai (Columbia University)
The Green tensor of the nonstationary Stokes system in the half-space and finite energy Navier-Stokes flows with unbounded gradients near boundary
September 24 Alessandro Pigati (New York University) Anisotropic Michael-Simon inequality and its consequences
October 01 Elia Brue (IAS)
Isoperimetric regions in manifolds with nonnegative Ricci curvature and Euclidean volume growth
October 08 Jingrui Cheng (Stony Brook University)
Analytical aspect for the existence of constant scalar curvature Kahler metric
October 15    
October 22 Mario Schulz (University of Münster) Noncompact self-shrinkers for mean curvature flow
October 29 Zihui Zhao (University of Chicago) Boundary regularity of area-minimizing currents: a linear model with analytic interface
November 05 Mark Allen (Brigham Young University) Sharp quantitative Faber-Krahn inequalities
November 12 Leonardo Abbrescia (Vanderbilt University)
The formation, geometry, and stability of shock singularities in 3D compressible Euler flow
November 19 Jun Kitagawa (Michigan State University) A perturbative result for parabolic optimal transport
December 03 Darren King (New York University) A capillarity model for soap films
December 10 Jonathan Zhu (Princeton) Min-Max theory for capillary surfaces