Parabolic equations and the Ricci flow on manifolds with boundary

Artem Pulemotov, University of Chicago
Fine Hall 314

In the first part of the talk, we will focus on a second-order quasilinear parabolic equation in a vector bundle over a compact manifold~$M$ with boundary. Our goal is to explore the short-time existence of solutions to this equation. In the second part, we will discuss the Ricci flow on~$M$. The objective is to propose a new boundary condition for the flow and state two short-time existence results.