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

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Boris Ettinger , Princeton University
Fine Hall 314

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.