Entropy, stability and harmonic map flow

Jess Boling, Casey Kelleher, Jeffrey Streets

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Inspired by work of Colding-Minicozzi (2012) on mean curvature flow, Zhang (2012) introduced a notion of entropy stability for harmonic map flow. We build further upon this work in several directions. First we prove the equivalence of entropy stability with a more computationally tractable F-stability. Then, focusing on the case of spherical targets, we prove a general instability result for high-entropy solitons. Finally, we exploit results of LinWang (2008) to observe long time existence and convergence results for maps into certain convex domains and how they relate to generic singularities of harmonic map flow.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5769-5808
Number of pages40
JournalTransactions of the American Mathematical Society
Issue number8
StatePublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Mathematics
  • Applied Mathematics


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