### Recent progress on geometric wave equations

- Series
- PDE Seminar
- Time
- Wednesday, April 6, 2016 - 14:05 for 1 hour (actually 50 minutes)
- Location
- Skiles 270
- Speaker
- Sung-Jin Oh – University of California, Berkeley

The subject of this talk is wave equations that arise from
geometric considerations. Prime examples include the wave map equation and
the Yang-Mills equation on the Minkowski space.
On one hand, these are fundamental field theories arising in physics; on the
other hand, they may be thought of as the hyperbolic analogues of the
harmonic map and the elliptic Yang-Mills equations, which are interesting
geometric PDEs on their own. I will discuss the recent progress on the
problem of global regularity and asymptotic behavior of solutions to these
PDEs.