Rate of blow up in the thin obstacle problem

Geometric Aspects of Nonlinear Partial Differential Equations

08 November 14:00 - 15:00

Hui Yu - National University of Singapore

The thin obstacle problem is a classical free boundary problem arising from the study of an elastic membrane resting on a lower-dimensional obstacle. Concerning the behavior of the solution near a contact point between the membrane and the obstacle, many important questions remain open. In this talk, we discuss a unified method that leads to a rate of convergence to `tangent cones’ at contact points with integer frequencies in general dimensions as well as 7/2-frequency points in 3d. This talk is based on recent joint works with Ovidiu Savin (Columbia).
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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