Prof. Thomas Vogel

Texas A & M University

"Stability and Energy Minimality for Capillary Surfaces"

A capillary surface is typically defined as a stationary point for a certain energy functional. It is natural to ask whether a given capillary surface is actually a local energy minimum, in some sense. I will discuss some general results on stability and minimality, and apply them to the specific case of capillary surfaces.

Thursday, March 29, 2001
3:00 PM in 127 Jabara Hall

Please join us for refreshments before the lecture at 2:30p.m. in room 353 Jabara Hall.

[ Spring 2001]