TY - JOUR

T1 - A sharp quantitative version of Alexandrov's theorem via the method of moving planes

AU - Ciraolo, Giulio

AU - Vezzoni, Luigi

PY - 2018

Y1 - 2018

N2 - We prove the following quantitative version of the celebrated Soap Bubble Theorem of Alexandrov. Let S be a C-2 closed embedded hypersurface of Rn+1, n >= 1, and denote by osc (H) the oscillation of its mean curvature. We prove that there exists a positive epsilon, depending on n and upper bounds on the area and the C-2-regularity of S, such that if osc (H) <= epsilon then there exist two concentric balls B-ri and B-re such that S subset of (B) over bar (re) \ B-ri and r(e) - r(i) <= C osc (H), with C depending only on n and upper bounds on the surface area of S and the C-2-regularity of S. Our approach is based on a quantitative study of the method of moving planes, and the quantitative estimate on r(e) - r(i) we obtain is optimal.As a consequence, we also prove that if osc (H) is small then S is diffeomorphic to a sphere, and give a quantitative bound which implies that S is C-1-close to a sphere.

AB - We prove the following quantitative version of the celebrated Soap Bubble Theorem of Alexandrov. Let S be a C-2 closed embedded hypersurface of Rn+1, n >= 1, and denote by osc (H) the oscillation of its mean curvature. We prove that there exists a positive epsilon, depending on n and upper bounds on the area and the C-2-regularity of S, such that if osc (H) <= epsilon then there exist two concentric balls B-ri and B-re such that S subset of (B) over bar (re) \ B-ri and r(e) - r(i) <= C osc (H), with C depending only on n and upper bounds on the surface area of S and the C-2-regularity of S. Our approach is based on a quantitative study of the method of moving planes, and the quantitative estimate on r(e) - r(i) we obtain is optimal.As a consequence, we also prove that if osc (H) is small then S is diffeomorphic to a sphere, and give a quantitative bound which implies that S is C-1-close to a sphere.

KW - Alexandrov Soap Bubble Theorem

KW - mean curvature

KW - method of moving planes

KW - pinching.

KW - stability

KW - Alexandrov Soap Bubble Theorem

KW - mean curvature

KW - method of moving planes

KW - pinching.

KW - stability

UR - http://hdl.handle.net/10447/160718

UR - http://www.ems-ph.org/journals/show_abstract.php?issn=1435-9855&vol=20&iss=2&rank=1

M3 - Article

VL - 20

SP - 261

EP - 299

JO - Journal of the European Mathematical Society

JF - Journal of the European Mathematical Society

SN - 1435-9855

ER -