Panagiota Daskalopoulos (Columbia)

Thursday, October 17, 2013 at 4 p.m. at BPB 131

Title: Ancient Solutions to Geometric Flows

Abstract: We will discuss ancient solutions  to non-linear parabolic equations, such as the semi-linear heat equation, the Ricci flow on surfaces, the Yamabe flow and the mean curvature flow.  We will address the problem of classification of ancient  solutions,  the existence and classification of solitons as well as the construction  or other ancient non-soliton solutions.