Singularities of Teichmueller harmonic map flow

Workshop on Geometric Functionals: Analysis and Applications
Topic:Singularities of Teichmueller harmonic map flow
Speaker:Melanie Rupflin
Affiliation:University of Oxford
Date:Monday, March 4
Time/Room:11:30am - 12:30pm/Simonyi Hall 101

Abstract: We discuss singularities of Teichmueller harmonic map flow, which is a geometric flow that changes maps from surfaces into branched minimal immersions, and explain in particular how winding singularities of the map component can lead to singular behaviour of the metric component.