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Higher-dimensional Willmore energies via minimal submanifold asymptoticsQMAP Seminar
|Speaker: ||Robin Graham, University of Washington, Seattle|
|Location: ||432 Physics|
|Start time: ||Thu, Nov 12 2015, 3:10PM|
This talk will describe a derivation of a conformally invariant energy for an even-dimensional submanifold of a Riemannian manifold generalizing the Willmore energy of a surface. The energy and its associated Euler-Lagrange equation both arise naturally upon considering the asymptotics of minimal submanifolds in asymptotically Poincar\'e-Einstein spaces associated to the background conformal manifold.