Cyclic and ruled Lagrangian surfaces in Euclidean four space

  • Henri AnciauxEmail author
  • Pascal Romon


We study those Lagrangian surfaces in complex Euclidean space which are foliated by circles or by straight lines. The former, which we call cyclic, come in three types, each one being described by means of, respectively, a planar curve, a Legendrian curve in the 3-sphere or a Legendrian curve in the anti-de Sitter 3-space. We describe ruled Lagrangian surfaces and characterize the cyclic and ruled Lagrangian surfaces which are solutions to the self-similar equation of the Mean Curvature Flow. Finally, we give a partial result in the case of Hamiltonian stationary cyclic surfaces.


Lagrangian surfaces circle foliation Mean Curvature Flow Hamiltonian stationary 

Mathematical subject classification

Primary: 53D12 Secondary: 53C42 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Mathematics and ComputingInstitute of TechnologyTralee, Co. KerryIreland
  2. 2.Université de Paris-Est Marne-la-ValléeMarne-la-Vallée cedex 2France

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