"Mean Curvature Flows and Isotopy Problems"
Mathematical Soft Matter Unit (Fried Unit) would like to invite you to a Seminar by Professor Mao-Pei Tsui from National Taiwan University, Taipei.
Date: Friday, September 16th, 2016
Venue: C015, LevelC, Lab 1
Professor Mao-Pei Tsui
Associate Professor of Mathematics
National Taiwan University, Taipei.
Mean Curvature Flows and Isotopy Problems
Mean curvature flow (MCF) is the heat equation for
submanifolds. During this process, a submanifold evolves so as to decrease its area as fast as possible. The stationary points of mean curvature flow correspond to minimal submanifolds. In this talk, I will explain how to use mean curvature flow to deform a map between manifolds and how MCF can be used to study several geometric problems related to maps between manifolds.