Universality in Mean Curvature Flow Neckpinches

Special Lecture
Topic:Universality in Mean Curvature Flow Neckpinches
Speaker:Gang Zhou
Affiliation:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Date:Wednesday, December 12
Time/Room:3:30pm - 4:30pm/S-101
Video Link:https://video.ias.edu/1213/special-lecture/1212-GangZhou

This is from joint works with D. Knopf and I. M. Sigal. In this talk I will present a new strategy in studying neckpinching of mean curvature flow. Different from previous results, we do not use backward heat kernel, entropy estimates or subsequent convergence, instead we apply almost precise estimates, invented in the past few years, to obtain the first result on asymmetric surface.