|PRINCETON-RUTGERS-IAS JOINT ANALYSIS SEMINAR|
|Topic:||A Deterministic Control Based Approach to Motion by Curvature|
|Date:||Thursday, November 18|
|Time/Room:||3:30pm - 4:30pm/Princeton University, Fine Hall 214|
In a joint work with Bob Kohn, we give a new control-type interpretation on the level-set approach to motion by curvature and related interface motion laws. More precisely, we give a family of discrete-time, two-person games whose value functions converge in the continuous-time limit to the solution of the motion-by-curvature PDE. The value function of a deterministic control problem is normally a first-order Hamilton-Jacobi equation, while the level-set formulation of motion by curvature is a second-order parabolic equation.