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We obtain a Bernstein type result for entire two dimensional minimal graphs in $\mathbb{R}^{4}$, which extends a previous one due to L. Ni. Moreover, we provide a characterization for complex analytic curves.

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We investigate complete minimal hypersurfaces in the Euclidean space $% \ {R}^{4}$, with Gauss-Kronecker curvature identically zero. We prove that, if $f:M^{3}\to {R}^{4}$ is a complete minimal hypersurface with Gauss-Kronecker curvature identically zero, nowhere vanishing second fundamental form and scalar curvature bounded from below, then $f(M^{3})$ splits as a Euclidean product $L^{2}\times {R}$, where $L^{2}$ is a complete minimal surface in $ {R}^{3}$ with Gaussian curvature bounded from below.

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We investigate the structure of 3-dimensional complete minimal hypersurfaces in the unit sphere with Gauss-Kronecker curvature identically zero.

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We investigate 3-dimensional complete minimal hypersurfaces in the hyperbolic space $\mathbb{H}^{4}$ with Gauss-Kronecker curvature identically zero. More precisely, we give a classification of complete minimal hypersurfaces with Gauss-Kronecker curvature identically zero, nowhere vanishing second fundamental form and scalar curvature bounded from below.

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The aim of this paper is to complete the local classification of minimal hypersurfaces with vanishing Gauss-Kronecker curvature in a 4-dimensional space form. Moreover, we give a classification of complete minimal hypersurfaces with vanishing Gauss-Kronecker curvature and scalar curvature bounded from below.

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We investigate length decreasing maps $f:M\to N$ between Riemannian manifolds $M$, $N$ of dimensions $m\ge 2$ and $n$, respectively. Assuming that $M$ is compact and $N$ is complete such that $$\sec_M>-\sigma\quad\text{and}\quad{\Ric}_M\ge(m-1)\sigma\ge(m-1)\sec_N\ge-\mu,$$ where $\sigma$, $\mu$ are positive constants, we show that the mean curvature flow provides a smooth homotopy of $f$ into a constant map.

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Based on works by Hopf, Weinberger, Hamilton and Evans, we state and prove the strong elliptic maximum principle for smooth sections in vector bundles over Riemannian manifolds and give some applications in Differential Geometry. Moreover, we use this maximum principle to obtain various rigidity theorems and Bernstein type theorems in higher codimension for minimal maps between Riemannian manifolds.

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Let $f:M\to N$ be a smooth area decreasing map between two Riemannian manifolds $(M,\gm)$ and $(N,\gn)$. Under weak and natural assumptions on the curvatures of $(M,\gm)$ and $(N,\gn)$, we prove that the mean curvature flow provides a smooth homotopy of $f$ to a constant map.

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In the present article we obtain classification results and topological obstructions for the existence of translating solitons of the mean curvature flow.