Hamiltonian identities for Elliptic PDEs and their applications

PDE Seminar
Tuesday, February 3, 2009 - 3:05pm for 1.5 hours (actually 80 minutes)
Skiles 255
Changfeng Gui – University of Connecticut
Michael Westdickenberg
In this talk I will present Hamiltonian identities for elliptic PDEs and systems of PDEs. I will also show some interesting applications of these identities to problems related to solutions of some nonlinear elliptic equations in the entire space or plane. In particular, I will give a rigorous proof to the Young's law in triple junction configuration for a vector-valued Allen Cahn model arising in phase transition; a necessary condition for the existence of certain saddle solutions for Allen-Cahn equation with asymmetric double well potential will be derived, and the structure of level sets of general saddle solutions will also be discussed.