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Moduli space theory for constant mean curvature surfaces immersed in space-forms  [PDF]
Alexandre C. Goncalves,Karen K. Uhlenbeck
Mathematics , 2006,
Abstract: A new method is presented for solving the Gauss-Codazzi equations for a compact Riemann surface to be immersed in a 3-manifold of constant curvature. In the negative curvature case, the moduli for such embeddings are cohomology classes of (0,2) forms.
Immersed Spheres of Finite Total Curvature into Manifolds  [PDF]
Andrea Mondino,Tristan Rivière
Mathematics , 2013, DOI: 10.1515/acv-2013-0106
Abstract: We prove that a sequence of possibly branched, weak immersions of the two-sphere $S^2$ into an arbitrary compact riemannian manifold $(M^m,h)$ with uniformly bounded area and uniformly bounded $L^2-$norm of the second fundamental form either collapse to a point or weakly converges as current, modulo extraction of a subsequence, to a Lipschitz mapping of $S^2$ and whose image is made of a connected union of finitely many, possibly branched, weak immersions of $S^2$ with finite total curvature. We prove moreover that if the sequence belongs to a class $\gamma$ of $\pi_2(M^m)$ the limiting lipschitz mapping of $S^2$ realizes this class as well.
$α$-Gauss Curvature flows  [PDF]
Lami Kim,Ki-ahm Lee
Mathematics , 2013,
Abstract: In this paper, we study the deformation of the n-dimensional strictly convex hypersurface in $\mathbb R^{n+1}$ whose speed at a point on the hypersurface is proportional to $\alpha$-power of positive part of Gauss Curvature. For $\frac{1}{n}<\alpha \leq 1$, we prove that there exist the strictly convex smooth solutions if the initial surface is strictly convex and smooth and the solution hypersurfaces converge to a point. We also show the asymptotic behavior of the rescaled hypersurfaces, in other words, the rescaled manifold converges to a strictly convex smooth manifold. Moreover, there exists a subsequence whose the limit satisfies a certain equation.
Lagrangian Gauss map of surfaces in R4
四维欧氏空间中曲面的拉格朗日高斯映射(英文)

WU Zi-Ling,
吴紫玲

中国科学院研究生院学报 , 2007,
Abstract: Given a closed oriented surface M immersed in R4, this note will be concerned with the geometry of go, the generalized Gauss map from M into the Grassmann manifold G4,2 .
Gauss Maps of the Mean Curvature Flow  [PDF]
Mu-Tao Wang
Mathematics , 2002,
Abstract: Let $F:\Sigma^n \times [0,T)\to \R^{n+m}$ be a family of compact immersed submanifolds moving by their mean curvature vectors. We show the Gauss maps $\gamma:(\Sigma^n, g_t)\to G(n, m)$ form a harmonic heat flow with respect to the time-dependent induced metric $g_t$. This provides a more systematic approach to investigating higher codimension mean curvature flows. A direct consequence is any convex function on $G(n,m)$ produces a subsolution of the nonlinear heat equation on $(\Sigma, g_t)$. We also show the condition that the image of the Gauss map lies in a totally geodesic submanifold of $G(n, m)$ is preserved by the mean curvature flow. Since the space of Lagrangian subspaces is totally geodesic in G(n,n), this gives an alternative proof that any Lagrangian submanifold remains Lagrangian along the mean curvature flow.
The topology of an open manifold with radial curvature bounded from below by a model surface with finite total curvature and examples of model surfaces  [PDF]
Minoru Tanaka,Kei Kondo
Mathematics , 2011,
Abstract: We will construct surfaces of revolution with finite total curvature whose Gauss curvatures are not bounded. Such a surface of revolution is employed as a reference surface of comparison theorems in radial curvature geometry. Moreover, we will prove that a complete non-compact Riemannian manifold M is homeomorphic to the interior of a compact manifold with boundary, if the manifold M is not less curved than a non-compact model surface of revolution, and if the total curvature of the model surface is finite and less than $2\pi$. Hence, in the first result mentioned above, we may treat a much wider class of metrics than that of a complete non-compact Riemannian manifold whose sectional curvature is bounded from below by a constant.
Immersed solutions of Plateau's problem for piecewise smooth boundary curves with small total curvature  [PDF]
Laura Desideri,Ruben Jakob
Mathematics , 2011,
Abstract: We provide a new proof of the classical result that any closed rectifiable Jordan curve Gamma in space being piecewise of class C^2 bounds at least one immersed minimal surface of disc-type, under the additional assumption that the total curvature of Gamma is smaller than 6*Pi. In contrast to the methods due to Osserman, Gulliver and Alt, our proof relies on a polygonal approximation technique, using the existence of immersed solutions of Plateau's problem for polygonal boundary curves, provided by the first author's accomplishment of Garnier's ideas.
The Gauss map and second fundamental form of surfaces in a Lie group  [PDF]
Abigail Folha,Carlos Penafiel
Mathematics , 2015,
Abstract: In this article, we give the integrability conditions for the existence of an isometric immersion from an orientable simply connected surface having prescribed Gauss map and positive extrinsic curvature into some unimodular Lie groups. In particular, we discuss the case when the Lie group is the euclidean unit sphere $\mathbb{S}^3$ and establish a correspondence between simply connected surfaces having extrinsic curvature $K$, $K$ different from 0 and -1, immersed in $\mathbb{S}^3$ with simply connected surfaces having non-vanishing extrinsic curvature immersed in the euclidean space $\mathbb{R}^3$. Moreover, we show that a surface isometrically immersed in $\mathbb{S}^3$ has positive constant extrinsic curvature if, and only if, its Gauss map is a harmonic map into the Riemann sphere.
Complete Surfaces with Ends of Non Positive Curvature  [PDF]
José A. Gálvez,Antonio Mart\'\inez,José L. Teruel
Mathematics , 2014,
Abstract: In this paper we extend Efimov's Theorem by proving that any complete surface in $\mathbb{R}^3$ with Gauss curvature bounded above by a negative constant outside a compact set has finite total curvature, finite area and is properly immersed. Moreover, its ends must be asymptotic to half-lines. We also give a partial solution to Milnor's conjecture by studying isometric immersions in a space form of complete surfaces which satisfy that outside a compact set they have non positive Gauss curvature and the square of a principal curvature function is bounded from below by a positive constant.
The Gauss map and total curvature of complete minimal Lagrangian surfaces in the complex two-space  [PDF]
Reiko Aiyama,Kazuo Akutagawa,Yu Kawakami
Mathematics , 2014,
Abstract: The purpose of this paper is to reveal the relationship between the total curvature and the global behavior of the Gauss map of a complete minimal Lagrangian surface in the complex two-space. To achieve this purpose, we show the precise maximal number of exceptional values of the Gauss map for a complete minimal Lagrangian surface with finite total curvature in the complex two-space. Moreover, we prove that if the Gauss map of a complete minimal Lagrangian surface which is not a Lagrangian plane omits three values, then it takes all other values infinitely many times.
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