Giu 222018

On Thursday, June 28th, 2018, at 11 am, prof. Marcello Lucia from the City University of New York will give a talk on

A rigidity theorem for an overdetermined problem

The talk will take place at Palazzo delle Scienze, room C (ground floor).

All interested people are kindly invited

Antonio Greco

A rigidity theorem for an overdetermined problem


On a bounded simply connected domain of RN, consider the Laplacian eigenvalue problem with overdetermined boundary conditions, where both constant Dirichlet and zero Neumann boundary data are prescribed. This overdetermined problem admits a solution for instance in a disc, as can be seen by considering Neumann radial eigenfunctions. A conjecture due to Schiffer states that the ball is in fact the only possible domain where such problem can be solved. In dimension three, this rigidity theorem has recently been obtained by Ramm, but remains open in other dimensions.

In this talk we will discuss this type of overdetermined condition in dimension two for a general semilinear problem. We show that a rigidity theorem holds if in addition some higher normal derivatives are constant along the boundary. This is a joint work with Bernd Kawohl (University of Cologne).

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