The one-phase Stefan problem: a perturbative approach for the free boundary regularity

Geometric Aspects of Nonlinear Partial Differential Equations

08 November 15:00 - 16:00

Nicolò Forcillo - University of Bologna

In Stefan type problems, free boundaries may not regularize instantaneously. In particular, there exist examples in which Lipschitz free boundaries preserve corners. Nevertheless, in the two-phase Stefan problem, I. Athanasopoulos, L. Caffarelli, and S. Salsa showed that Lipschitz free boundaries in space-time become smooth under a nondegeneracy condition, as well as sufficiently ""flat"" ones. Their techniques are based on the original work of Caffarelli in the elliptic case. In the talk, we present a more recent approach to investigate the regularity of flat free boundaries for the one-phase Stefan problem. Specifically, it relies on perturbation arguments leading to a linearization of the problem, in the spirit of the elliptic counterpart already developed by D. De Silva. This talk is based on a joint work with D. De Silva and O. Savin.
Panagiota Daskalopoulos
Columbia University
Alessio Figalli
ETH Zürich
Erik Lindgren
Uppsala University
Henrik Shahgholian
KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Susanna Terracini,
University of Turin


Erik Lindgren

Henrik Shahgholian


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