Min-Max Methods for Ginzburg-Landau Functionals and Connections to Geometric Measure Theory

Geometry/topology Seminar

Daniel Stern (Princeton University)

Monday, March 20, 2017 -
3:15pm to 4:15pm
119 Physics

I will present a natural method for producing unstable critical points of the Ginzburg-Landau functionals on an arbitrary manifold, and describe results showing that a nontrivial portion of the energy must concentrate on a generalized minimal submanifold of codimension two.