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Formal asymptotic expansions for symmetric ancient ovals in mean curvature flow

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  • We provide formal matched asymptotic expansions for ancient convex solutions to MCF. The formal analysis leading to the solutions is analogous to that for the generic MCF neck pinch in [1].
        For any $p, q$ with $p+q=n$, $p\geq1$, $q\geq2$ we find a formal ancient solution which is a small perturbation of an ellipsoid. For $t\to-\infty$ the solution becomes increasingly astigmatic: $q$ of its major axes have length $\approx\sqrt{2(q-1)(-t)}$, while the other $p$ axes have length $\approx \sqrt{-2t\log(-t)}$.
        We conjecture that an analysis similar to that in [2] will lead to a rigorous construction of ancient solutions to MCF with the asymptotics described in this paper.
    Mathematics Subject Classification: Primary: 53C44, 35K59; Secondary: 35C20.


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    Panagiota Daskalopoulos, Richard Hamilton and Natasa Sesum, Classification of compact ancient solutions to the curve shortening flow, J. Differential Geom., 84 (2010), 455-464.


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