Reflection principle for lightlike line segments on maximal surfaces

19 Feb 2020 Akamine Shintaro Fujino Hiroki

As in the case of minimal surfaces in the Euclidean 3-space, the reflection principle for maximal surfaces in the Lorentz-Minkowski 3-space asserts that if a maximal surface has a spacelike line segment $L$, the surface is invariant under the $180^\circ$-rotation with respect to $L$. However, such a reflection property does not hold for lightlike line segments on the boundaries of maximal surfaces in general... (read more)

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