Geometria em Lisboa Seminar   RSS

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03/06/2019, 15:00 — 16:00 — Room P3.10, Mathematics BuildingInstituto Superior Técnico
Richard Laugesen, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Spectrum of the Robin Laplacian: recent results, and open problems

I will discuss two recent theorems and one recent conjecture about maximizing
or minimizing the first three eigenvalues of the Robin Laplacian of a simply
connected planar domain. Conformal mappings and winding numbers play a key
role in the geometric constructions. In physical terms, these eigenvalues
represent decay rates for heat flow assuming a “partially insulating” boundary.

Joint with the analysis seminar

Current organizer: Rosa Sena Dias