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Spectral shape optimization problems with Neumann conditions on the free boundary

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Dorin Bucur Université de Savoie
Monday 10th June 2019 - 11:30 to 12:30
INI Seminar Room 1
In this talk I will discuss the question of the maximization of the $k$-th eigenvalue of the Neumann-Laplacian under a volume constraint. After an introduction to the topic I will discuss the existence of optimal geometries. For now, there is no a general existence result, but one can prove existence of an optimal {\it (over) relaxed domain}, view as a density function. In the second part of the talk,  I will focus on the low eigenvalues. The first non-trivial one is maximized by the ball, the result being due to Szego and Weinberger in the fifties. Concerning the second non-trivial eigenvalue, Girouard, Nadirashvili and  Polterovich proved that the supremum in the family of planar simply connected domains of $R^2$ is attained by the union of two disjoint, equal discs. I will show that a similar statement holds in any dimension and without topological restrictions.
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