Laplace eigenvalues via asymptotic separation of variables

Laplace eigenvalues via asymptotic separation of variables

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Chris Judge, Indiana University
Fine Hall 314

We study the behavior of eigenvalues under geometric perturbations using a method that might be called asymptotic separation of variables. In this method, we use quasi-mode approximations to compare the eigenvalues of a warped product and another metric that is asymptotically close to a warped product. As one application, we shoe that the generic Euclidean triangle has simple Laplace spectrum. This is joint work with Luc Hillairet.