Mathematische Zeitschrift

, Volume 288, Issue 1–2, pp 311–331 | Cite as

The centro-affine invariant geometric heat flow

  • Weifeng Wo
  • Xiaoliu Wang
  • Changzheng Qu


In this paper, a centro-affine invariant curve evolution process is pre-sented, and the centro-affine geometric heat flow is introduced. It is shown that the original symmetric solution of the flow shrinks to a point in finite time and converges smoothly to an ellipse after suitable normalization.


Centro-affine geometry Geometric heat flow Long time behavior 

Mathematics Subject Classification

53C44 35L70 35L45 



The work of Wo is supported by NSF-China Grant-11201249 and Zhejiang Provincial NSF of China Grant-LY16A010002. The work of Wang is supported by NSF-China Grant-11101078, the Postdoctoral Science Foundation of China Grant-2016T90399 and Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities Grant-2242015R30012. The work of Qu is supported by NSF-China Grant-11631007, Grant-11471174 and Grant-11371209.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of MathematicsNingbo UniversityNingboPeople’s Republic of China
  2. 2.Department of MathematicsSoutheast UniversityNanjingPeople’s Republic of China
  3. 3.Center for Nonlinear StudiesNingbo UniversityNingboPeople’s Republic of China

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