Geometry & Topology Seminar

Friday, March 4, 2016 2:30 pm - 2:30 pm EST (GMT -05:00)

Robert Haslhofer, University of Toronto

“Mean convex level set flow in general ambient manifolds”

We prove two new estimates for the level set flow of mean convex domains in Riemannian manifolds. Our estimates give control - exponential in time - for the infimum of the mean curvature, and the ratio between the norm of the second fundamental form and the mean curvature. In particular, the estimates remove a stumbling block that has been left after the work of White and myself and Kleiner, and thus allow us to extend the structure theory for mean convex level set flow to general ambient manifolds of arbitrary dimension. This is joint work with Or Hershkovits.

MC 5403