## Speaker:

Lihan Wang

## Institution:

CSU Long Beach

## Time:

Tuesday, February 27, 2024 - 4:00pm

## Location:

ISEB 1200

Steklov eigenvalues are eigenvalues of the Dirichlet-to-Neumann operator which are introduced by Steklov in 1902 motivated by physics. And there is a deep connection between the extremal Steklov eigenvalue problems and the free boundary minimal surface theory in the unit Euclidean ball as revealed by Fraser and Schoen in 2016. In the talk, we will discuss the question of how rare simple Steklov eigenvalues are on manifolds and its applications in nodal sets and critical points of eigenfunctions.