Ailana M. Fraser
Professor
Department of Mathematics
University of British Columbia
121  1984 Mathematics Road
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2
Email: afraser@math.ubc.ca
Phone: (604) 8222785
Fax: (604) 8226074
Office: Math Annex 1226
Research: Differential Geometry, Geometric Analysis
Selected Honours:
CMS 2021 Catheeen Morawetz Synge Prize
Fellow of the Canadian Mathematical Society, 2018
Fellow of the American Mathematical Society, 2012
CMS 2012 KriegerNelson Prize
NSERC Discovery Accelerator Supplement, 20102013
NSERC University Faculty Award, 20022007
Recent Events Coorganized:
2020 CMS 75th Anniversary Summer Meeting, Ottawa (online), June 711, 2021
Connecting Women in Mathematics Across Canada (CWiMAC), Ottawa (online), June 23, 2021
PIMS Workshop on Geometric Anlaysis, UBC, May 1819, 2019
Pacific Northwest Geometry Seminar, UBC, March 34, 2018
PIMS CRG Conference on Geometric Analysis, UBC, July 2428, 2017
CMS Winter Meeting, Session on Differential Geometry, Montreal, Dec 47, 2015
Women in Geometry Workshop held at Banff International Research Station, November 16, 2015. Here is the Women in Geometry Workshop webpage.
Selected Publications:
Existence and classification of S^1invariant free boundary annuli and Mobius bands in B^n (with P. Sargent), The Journal of Geometric Analysis 31 (2021), 27032725.
Some results on higher eigenvalue optimization (with R. Schoen), Calculus of Variations and Partial Differential Equations 59 (2020), no. 5, 22pp.
Extremal eigenvalue problems and free boundary minimal surfaces in the ball, Lecture Notes in Mathematics, Springer / Fondatione C.I.M.E. 2263 (2020), 140.
Existence of harmonic maps into CAT(1) spaces (with C. Breiner, L.H. Huang, C. Mese, P. Sargent, Y. Zhang), Communications in Analysis and Geometry 28> (2020), no.4 781835. Special issue in honor of Prof. K. Uhlenbeck's 75th birthday.
Shape optimization for the Steklov problem in higher dimensions (with R. Schoen), Advances in Mathematics 348 (2019), 146162.
Regularity of Harmonic Maps from Polyhedra to CAT(1) Spaces (with C. Breiner, L.H. Huang, C. Mese, P. Sargent, Y. Zhang), Calculus of Variations and Partial Differential Equations 57 (2018), no. 1, 135.
Mean curvature in manifolds with Ricci curvature bounded from below (with J. Choe), Commentarii Mathematici Helvetici 93 (2018), no.1, 5569.
Sharp eigenvalue bounds and minimal surfaces in the ball (with R. Schoen), Inventiones Mathematicae 203(3) (2016), 823890.
Uniqueness theorems for free boundary minimal disks in space forms (with R. Schoen), International Mathematics Research Notices (2015), no. 17, 82688274.
Minimal immersions of compact bordered Riemann surfaces with free boundary (with J. Chen, C. Pang), Transactions of the American Mathematical Society 367 (2015), 24872507.
Compactness of the space of embedded minimal surfaces with free boundary in threemanifolds with nonnegative Ricci curvature and convex boundary (with M. Li), Journal of Differential Geometry 96 (2014), no.2, 183200.
Minimal surfaces and eigenvalue problems (with R. Schoen), Contemporary Mathematics 599 (2013), 105121.
Minimal surface techniques in Riemannian geometry, Surveys in Geometric Analysis and Relativity, Advanced Lectures in Mathematics 20, International Press (2011), 205219.
The first Steklov eigenvalue, conformal geometry, and minimal surfaces (with R. Schoen), Advances in Mathematics 226 (2011), no. 5 40114030.
Holomorphic variations of minimal disks with boundary on a Lagrangian surface (with J. Chen), Canadian Journal of Mathematics 62 (2010), no. 6 12641275.
On stable minimal disks in manifolds with nonnegative isotropic curvature (with J. Chen), Journal fur die Reine und Angewandte Mathematik 643 (2010), 2137.
Index estimates for minimal surfaces and kconvexity, Proceedings of the American Mathematical Society 135 (2007), no. 11 37333744.
The fundamental group of manifolds of positive isotropic curvature and surface groups (with J. Wolfson), Duke Mathematical Journal 133 (2006), no.2 325334.
Fundamental groups of manifolds with positive isotropic
curvature, Annals of Mathematics 158 (2003), no. 1 345354.
Minimal disks and twoconvex hypersurfaces,
American Journal of Mathematics 124 (2002), no.3 483493.
On the free boundary variational problem for minimal
disks, Communications on Pure and Applied Mathematics 53 (2000),
no. 8 931971.
