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James Serrin, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis

"Dead cores and bursts for singular elliptic equations"


We consider singular elliptic partial differential equations of the form

\mbox{div}\,\{A(\vert Du\vert)Du\} - f(u) = 0

and show that under certain general conditions on the operator $A(\vert Du\vert)$ and on the nonlinearity $f(u)$ there exist dead core solutions, and even more, solutions which involve both a dead core and ``bursts'' within the core.

The closely related problem of solutions in an exterior domain that have compact support (dead core at infinity) will also be considered.

TUESDAY, April 15, 2003
Location: Wean Hall 5403