Universality in Mean Curvature Flow Neckpinches

Universality in Mean Curvature Flow Neckpinches - Gang Zhou

Gang Zhou
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
December 12, 2012

This is from joint works with D. Knopf and I. M. Sigal. In this talk I will present a new strategy in studying neckpinching of mean curvature flow. Different from previous results, we do not use backward heat kernel, entropy estimates or subsequent convergence, instead we apply almost precise estimates, invented in the past few years, to obtain the first result on asymmetric surface.