Type I singularities in the curve shortening flow associated to a density

Research paper by Vicente Miquel, Francisco Viñado-Lereu

Indexed on: 28 Jul '16Published on: 28 Jul '16Published in: Mathematics - Differential Geometry


We define Type I singularities for the mean curvature flow associated to a density $\psi$ ($\psi$MCF) and describe the blow-up at singular time of these singularities. Special attention is paid to the case where the singularity come from the part of the $\psi$-curvature due to the density. We describe a family of curves whose evolution under $\psi$MCF (in a Riemannian surface of non-negative curvature with a density which is singular at a geodesic of the surface) produces only type I singularities and study the limits of their blow-ups.