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Head and Tail speeds of Mean curvature flow with periodic forcing

Hamiltonian systems, from topology to applications through analysis II November 26, 2018 - November 30, 2018

November 27, 2018 (02:00 PM PST - 03:00 PM PST)
Speaker(s): Inwon Kim (University of California, Los Angeles)
Location: MSRI: Simons Auditorium
  • asymptotic speed

  • mean curvature flow

  • periodic forcing

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We study large time behavior of mean curvature flow with periodic forcing. It turns out that the behavior of the interface can be characterized by its head and tail speeds, which depend continuously on its overall direction of propagation. We will also discuss formulation of localized traveling waves in the graph setting.

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