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### Minimal graph with confusing (?) property

Let $n \geq 2$ and $C = \{ (x,y) \in \mathbf{R}^{2n} \mid \lvert x \rvert = \lvert y \rvert \} \subset \mathbf{R}^{2n}$ be the Simons cone. (Whether this is area-minimizing or not does not seem to ...
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### Lee-Parker Yamabe problem proposition 4.6

I believe there may be a gap towards the end of the proof of proposition 4.6 in the Bulletin of the AMS paper The Yamabe Problem by Lee and Parker : https://projecteuclid.org/journals/bulletin-of-the-...
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### Reference request: $\psi(x) - \frac{1}{2} \| \nabla \psi(x) \|^2 = c(x)$

I have a Riemannian manifold $M$ of dimension 2 on which I am considering the following equation: $$\psi(x) - \frac{1}{2} \| \nabla \psi(x) \|^2 = c(x)$$ on some patch $U$ of the manifold which is &...
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### Tangent cones at infinity and the regularity of minimal submanifolds

In the famous paper by D. Fischer-Colbrie "Some rigidity theorems for minimal submanifolds of the sphere", the very first sentence reads: It is well known that the regularity of minimal ...
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### What role do semiclassical methods play in the study of Ginzburg--Landau-type equations?

As far as I understand, semiclassical limits are used in quantum mechanics to analyse equations that depend on a small parameter $\hbar$. Apparently studying properties of the PDE as $\hbar \to 0$ ...
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### Geometric flow by the level sets of a harmonic function

Let $u$ be an harmonic function in a cylindrical domain $B_2^{n-1}\times(-1,1)\subset\mathbb{R}^n$, and suppose its level sets $\Gamma_t=\{u=t\}$ are graphs of functions on $B_2^{n-1}$. Consider a ...
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### What does Colding-Minicozzi theory say about convergence with multiplicity?

Let $(M_j \mid j \in \mathbf{N})$ be a sequence of compact minimal surfaces in the unit ball $B \subset \mathbf{R}^3$, with boundaries $\partial M_j \subset \partial B$. Assume that the sequence ...
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### Which geometric variational problems admit an entropy identity?

Question. My question in broad terms: when and how can entropy be used in geometric variational contexts to study sequences of critical points, such as the two results described below? [See at the ...
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### A counterexample to a conjecture of Lawson

Yau quotes Lawson as having formulated the following conjecture [1]: Let $M$ be an embedded minimal surface in $\mathbf{S}^3$. Prove that the two domains in $\mathbf{S}^3$ divided by $M$ have equal ...
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### Minimal surfaces with increasing area but bounded Morse index

Question. What restrictions are known on closed manifolds $(M^3,g)$ that contain a sequence of embedded minimal surfaces $(\Sigma_j \mid j \in \mathbf{N})$ with \mathrm{area} \, \...
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### When is the least-area surface unique?

Let $M^{n-1}$ be a smooth closed manifold, embedded into the round sphere $\mathbf{S}^n$ via a regular map $\Phi$. Using tools from geometric measure theory, one can prove the existence of a $n$-...
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### Can min-max be set up around a minimal cone?

Let me state my question in very loose terms to start, then give some details and restate it in more precise terms at the bottom. Question. Given a regular minimal cone $\mathbf{C}$, can one set up a ...
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### Gap phenomenon vs Rigidity results for surfaces

I am trying to understand the differences between the rigidity results and gap results for a given surface immersed into some manifold. For instance, a Gap theorem proved here (Theorem 2.7) says ...
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### Can you compute one eigenspace without computing them all?

Maybe the simplest non-trivial settings in which the spectrum of the Laplacian be can be computed is on the round sphere $\mathbf{S}^n$, and for products of manifolds. I want to use the two as ...
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Question. Is there a classification of homogeneous two-valued harmonic functions on $\mathbf{R}^n$, valid in dimensions $n \geq 3$? For reference, multi-valued functions are familiar objects in ...