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Spring 2020 Mathematics GR8255 section 001

Call Number 35047
Day & Time
MW 1:10pm-2:25pm
507 Mathematics Building
Points 4.5
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required None
Instructor Mu-Tao Wang - e-mail, homepage
Method of Instruction Classroom
Course Description Parabolic flows have become a central tool in differential geometry in recent years. One of the main problems is to understand the formation of singularities. In this course, I will give an introduction to the subject, starting with the simplest example of the curve shortening flow in the plane. We will then discuss the main a-priori estimates for mean curvature flow in higher dimensions, such as the convexity estimate, the cylindrical estimate, and the pointwise gradient estimate. Finally, we plan to present recent results concerning singularity formation for fully nonlinear curvature flows.  
Web Site Vergil
Department Mathematics
Enrollment 3 students (20 max) as of 5:35PM Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Subject Mathematics
Number GR8255
Section 001
Division Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Open To GSAS
Campus Morningside
Section key 20201MATH8255G001

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