Local well-posedness for the equation of minimal hypersurface in Minkowski space

Monday, February 10, 2014 -
3:15pm to 4:15pm
A timelike minimal hypersurface in Minkowski space satisfies a quasilinear wave equation. I will explain how the minimal hypersurface equation exhibits a null structure and how to utilize the null structure in order to lower the regularity requirements on the initial data for the Cauchy problem.
Speaker: 
Boris Ettinger
Princeton University
Event Location: 
Fine Hall 314