Quantitative Faber-Krahn Inequalities and the ACF Monotonicity Formula

Dr Robin Neumayer (Carnegie Mellon University) will present her research in Analysis.

Among all drum heads of a fixed area, a circular drum head produces the vibration of lowest frequency. The general dimensional analogue of this fact is the Faber-Krahn inequality, which states that balls have the smallest principal Dirichlet eigenvalue among subsets of Euclidean space with a fixed volume. I will discuss new quantitative stability results for the Faber-Krahn inequality on Euclidean space, the round sphere, and hyperbolic space, as well as an application to the Alt-Caffarelli-Friedman monotonicity formula used in free boundary problems. This is based on joint work with Mark Allen and Dennis Kriventsov.


The talks are held using Zoom. Anyone interested in attending (outside the School of Mathematics) should email Ben Sharp at b.g.sharp@leeds.ac.uk to request zoom coordinates.