The degenerate special Lagrangian equation on Riemannian manifolds.

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Matthew Dellatorre
University of Maryland
Tue, 11/13/2018 - 4:00pm
RH 306

We show that the degenerate special Lagrangian equation (DSL), recently introduced by Rubinstein–Solomon, induces a global equation on every Riemannian manifold, and that for certain associated geometries this equation governs, as it does in the Euclidean setting, geodesics in the space of positive Lagrangians. For example, geodesics in the space of positive Lagrangian sections of a smooth Calabi–Yau torus fibration are governed by the Riemannian DSL on the base manifold. We then develop their analytic techniques, specifically modifications of the Dirichlet duality theory of Harvey–Lawson, in the Riemannian setting to obtain continuous solutions to the Dirichlet problem for the Riemannian DSL and hence continuous geodesics in the space of positive Lagrangians