The structure of singularities of mean curvature flow

Geometry & Topology
Event time: 
Thursday, January 20, 2005 - 11:30am to Wednesday, January 19, 2005 - 7:00pm
431 DL
Bruce Kleiner
Speaker affiliation: 
Michigan and NYU
Event description: 

I will discuss singular structure that arises in mean
curvature flow of surfaces in three dimensions.
Roughly speaking, the results confirm the naive picture
that the only singularities are neck pinches and components
which collapse to asymptotically round spheres. This
is joint work with Toby Colding.