Davide Parise


UC San Diego


Tuesday, October 3, 2023 - 4:00pm


ISEB 1200

Mean curvature flow is the negative gradient flow of the area
functional, and it has attracted a lot of interest in the past few years. In
this talk, we will discuss a PDE-based, gauge theoretic, construction of
codimension-two mean curvature flows based on the Yang-Mills-Higgs
functionals, a natural family of energies associated to sections and metric
connections of Hermitian line bundles. The underlying idea is to approximate
the flow by the solution of a parabolic system of equations and study the
corresponding singular limit of these solutions as the scaling parameter
goes to zero. This is based on joint work with A. Pigati and D. Stern.