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Wolfgang Maurer

Doctoral student

Universität Konstanz

E-mail: wolfgang.maurer(at)
Telephone: +49 7531 88 2861


29Curvature flows without singularities

Publications within SPP2026

For a mean curvature flow of complete graphical hypersurfaces M_t=graph u(⋅,t) defined over domains Ω_t, the enveloping cylinder is ∂Ω_t×R. We prove the smooth convergence of M_th e_{n+1} to the enveloping cylinder under certain circumstances. Moreover, we give examples demonstrating that there is no uniform curvature bound in terms of the inital curvature and the geometry of Ω_t. Furthermore, we provide an example where the hypersurface increasingly oscillates towards infinity in both space and time. It has unbounded curvature at all times and is not smoothly asymptotic to the enveloping cylinder. We also prove a relation between the initial spatial asymptotics at the boundary and the temporal asymptotics of how the surface vanishes to infinity for certain rates in the case Ω_t are balls.


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29Curvature flows without singularities

We consider the evolution of hypersurfaces in R^{n+1} with normal velocity given by a positive power of the mean curvature. The hypersurfaces under consideration are assumed to be strictly mean convex (positive mean curvature), complete, and given as the graph of a function. Long-time existence of the H-flow is established by means of approximation by bounded problems.


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29Curvature flows without singularities

By a symmetric double graph we mean a hypersurface which is mirror-symmetric and the two symmetric parts are graphs over the hyperplane of symmetry. We prove that there is a weak solution of mean curvature flow that preserves these properties and singularities only occur on the hyperplane of symmetry. The result can be used to construct smooth solutions to the free Neumann boundary problem on a supporting hyperplane with singular boundary. For the construction we introduce and investigate a notion named "vanity" and which is similar to convexity. Moreover, we rely on Sáez' and Schnürer's "mean curvature flow without singularities" to approximate weak solutions with smooth graphical solutions in one dimension higher.


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29Curvature flows without singularities

 We consider the long-time behaviour of the mean curvature flow of spacelike hypersurfaces in the Lorentzian product manifold M×R, where M is asymptotically flat. If the initial hypersurface F⊂M×R is uniformly spacelike and asymptotic to M×{s} for some s∈R at infinity, we show that the mean curvature flow starting at F0 exists for all times and converges uniformly to M×{s} as t→∞.


Journalrecently accepted for publication at Journal of Geometric Analysis
Link to preprint version

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23Spectral geometry, index theory and geometric flows on singular spaces

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