Calculus of Variations and Geometric Measure Theory

L. G. A. Keller - A. Mondino - T. Rivière

Embedded surfaces of arbitrary genus minimizing the Willmore energy under isoperimetric constraint

created by mondino on 23 May 2013
modified on 17 Sep 2013


Accepted Paper

Inserted: 23 may 2013
Last Updated: 17 sep 2013

Journal: Arch. Rat. Mech. Anal.
Year: 2013


The isoperimetric ratio of an embedded surface in ${\mathbb R}^3$ is defined as the ratio of the area of the surface to power three to the squared enclosed volume. The aim of the present work is to study the minimization of the Willmore energy under fixed isoperimetric ratio when the underlying abstract surface has fixed genus $g\geq 0$. The corresponding problem in the case of spherical surfaces, i.e. $g=0$, was recently solved by Schygulla with different methods.