Plateau’s problem as a capillarity problem

Analysis Seminar
Topic:Plateau’s problem as a capillarity problem
Speaker:Francesco Maggi
Affiliation:The University of Texas at Austin; Member, School of Mathematics
Date:Thursday, February 21
Time/Room:1:00pm - 2:00pm/Simonyi Hall 101
Video Link:https://video.ias.edu/analysis/2019/0221-FrancescoMaggi

We introduce a length scale in Plateau’s problem by modeling soap films as liquid with small volume rather than as surfaces, and study the relaxed problem and its relation to minimal surfaces. This is based on joint works with Antonello Scardicchio (at ICTP Trieste), Darren King and Salvatore Stuvard (at UT Austin).