Abstract for the talk on 24.04.2018 (15:15 h)


Felix Schulze (University College London)
Optimal isoperimetric inequalities for 2-dimensional surfaces in Hadamard-Cartan manifolds in any codimension
24.04.2018, 15:15 h, MPI für Mathematik in den Naturwissenschaften Leipzig, A3 01 (Sophus-Lie-SR)

Let (Mn,g) be simply connected, complete, with non-positive sectional curvatures, and Σ a 2-dimensional closed integral current (or flat chain mod 2) with compact support in M. Let S be an area minimising integral 3-current (resp. flat chain mod 2) such that ∂S = Σ. We use a weak mean curvature flow, obtained via elliptic regularisation, starting from Σ, to show that S satisfies the optimal Euclidean isoperimetric inequality: 6√ π-M[S] (M[Σ])32. We also obtain an optimal estimate in case the sectional curvatures of M are bounded from above by κ < 0 and characterise the case of equality. The proof follows from an almost monotonicity of a suitable isoperimetric difference along the approximating flows in one dimension higher and an optimal estimate for the Willmore energy of a 2-dimensional integral varifold with first variation summable in L2.


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