Abstract: The Allen-Cahn equation behaves as a desingularization of the area functional. This allows for a PDE approach to the construction of minimal hypersurfaces in closed Riemannian manifolds. After presenting and overview of the subject, I will discuss recent results regarding a Weyl Law and its consequences for the density of minimal hypersurfaces in generic metrics. This is joint work with P. Gaspar.
Abstract: The Clifford torus is the simplest nontotally geodesic minimal surface in S^3. It is a product surface, it is helicoidal, and it is a solution obtained by separation of variables. We will show that there are more minimal submanifolds with these properties in S^n and in R^4.
Abstract: In this talk we show that given any regular cone with entropy less than that of round cylinder, all smooth self-expanding solutions of the mean curvature flow that are asymptotic to the cone are in the same isotopy class. This is joint work with J. Bernstein.
Abstract: I will survey the recent progress on the existence problem for minimal hypersurfaces and then point for some new directions. This is joint work with Fernando Marques.
Abstract: We give some existence and non-existence results for minimal annuli in H2xR whose data at infinity are given.