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Lorenzo Brasco: The Faber-Krahn inequality

Time: Tue 2019-03-05 10.00 - 10.50

Location: Room F11, Lindstedtsvägen 22

Lecturer: Lorenzo Brasco, Ferrara

Abstract: Among N-dimensional open sets with given measure, balls (uniquely) minimize the first eigenvalue of the Laplacian with homogeneous Dirichlet boundary conditions. We review this classical result and discuss some of its applications. Then we show how this can be enhanced by means of a quantitative stability estimate. The resulting inequality, first conjectured by Nadirashvili and Bhattacharya & Weitsman, is sharp. The results presented are contained in a paper in collaboration with Guido De Philippis and Bozhidar Velichkov.

This seminar is part of the KTH–Uppsala PDE days .