On minimizers and critical points for anisotropic isoperimetric problems

Neumayer 2019 02 19

Robin Neumayer
Member, School of Mathematics
February 19, 2019

Anisotropic surface energies are a natural generalization of the perimeter functional that arise in models in crystallography and in scaling limits for certain probabilistic models on lattices. This talk focuses on two results concerning isoperimetric problems with anisotropic surface energies. In the first part of the talk, we will discuss a weak characterization of critical points in the anisotropic isoperimetric problem (joint work with Delgadino, Maggi, and Mihaila). 

The second portion of the talk focuses on energy minimizers in an anisotropic variant of a model for atomic nuclei (joint work with Choksi and Topaloglu).