Mathematics Colloquium

Stability Theorems for Geometric Variational Problems

Speaker: Francesco Maggi, ICTP, Trieste

Location: Warren Weaver Hall 1302

Date: Monday, February 13, 2017, 3:45 p.m.


We review a series of stability results obtained in recent years, together with some possible applications and open problems. The kind of stability theorem that we shall discuss typically consists in the quantitative geometric description of sets/functions in terms of the size of a control parameter, or deficit, which either measures the energy gap from global minimality, or the deviation from being a critical point in a given geometric variational problem.