The seminar usually takes place on Wednesdays 14:15-16:00 in the lecture room MaD380 at the Department of Mathematics and Statistics. Everyone is welcome!
Wednesday 26.8.2015 14:15-16:00 |
TBA |
Wednesday 20.5.2015 14:15-16:00 |
Fausto Ferrari (Università di Bologna) Two phase free boundary problems |
Wednesday 13.5.2015 14:15-16:00 |
Miren Zubeldia (BCAM - Basque Center for Applied Mathematics and University of Helsinki) Transmission eigenvalues for magnetic Schrödinger operator Show abstract.
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The transmission eigenvalue problem is a non-selfadjoint and
non-linear eigenvalue problem that is not covered by the standard theory
of eigenvalue problems for elliptic operators. It appears in the study of the
inverse scattering theory; transmission eigenvalues provide information about
material properties of the scattering media. Most of the work on transmission
eigenvalues has so far been for second order operators and zeroeth order
perturbations. |
Wednesday 6.5.2015 14:15-16:00 |
Marco Barchiesi (University of Naples "Federico II") Local invertibility in Sobolev spaces and applications Show abstract.
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I will discuss the local invertibility of Sobolev maps that are regular, in the sense that they undergo no cavitation. I will show that the invertibility is stable under the weak convergence, and I will use this property to provide the well-posedness of a nonlinear model for nematic elastomers. |
Wednesday 29.4.2015 14:15-16:00 |
Ville Tengvall (Charles University, Prague) Mappings of finite distortion: Sharp Sobolev assumptions for the K_{I}-inequality Download abstract (PDF). |
Wednesday 22.4.2015 14:15-16:00 |
Andrea Pinamonti (Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa) Weighted Sobolev spaces on metric measure spaces Show abstract.
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We investigate weighted Sobolev spaces on metric measure spaces (X,d,m). Denoting by ρ the weight function, we compare the space W^{1,p}(X,d,ρm) (which always concides with the closure H^{1,p}(X,d,ρm) of Lipschitz functions) with the weighted Sobolev spaces W^{1,p}_{ρ}(X,d,m) and H^{1,p}_{ρ}(X,d,m) defined as in the Euclidean theory of weighted Sobolev spaces. Under mild assumptions on the metric measure structure and on the weight we show that W^{1,p}(X,d,ρm)=H^{1,p}_{ρ}(X,d,m). We also consider appropriate conditions on ρ that ensure the equality W^{1,p}_{ρ}(X,d,m)=H^{1,p}_{ρ}(X,d,m). |
Wednesday 15.4.2015 14:15-16:00 |
Meng Wu (University of Oulu) Dimensions of random affine code tree fractals Show abstract.
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We study the dimension of random code tree fractals, a class of fractals generated by a set of iterated function systems. Improving several
existing results in this domain, we calculate the almost sure Hausdor ff, packing and box counting dimensions of a general class of random
affine code tree fractals with very mild condition.
The set of probability measuresdescribing the randomness includes natural measures in random V -variable and homogeneous Markov
constructions. |
Wednesday 8.4.2015 14:15-16:00 |
Henri Martikainen (University of Helsinki) Big pieces of Lipschitz graphs and projections |
Wednesday 1.4.2015 14:15-16:00 |
Tuomas Sahlsten (Hebrew University of Jerusalem) Fourier series of singular functions Show abstract.
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Singular functions, i.e. non-constant continuous increasing functions with zero derivative a.e., arise naturally from infinite convolutions, fractal measures and base change transformations. Well-known examples include the Devil's staircase and Minkowski's question mark function ('slippery' Devil's staircase) transforming quadratic irrationals to rationals. A natural and classical question in Fourier analysis is to understand the Fourier-Stieltjes coefficients of singular functions and in particular for which functions one can obtain decay for the coefficients at infinity. A particular problem by Salem, that has remained open for 70 years, is to understand this for the question mark function. We approach this problem from a dynamical point of view and show that by viewing the question mark function as an invariant measure (equilibrium state) for the Gauss map (x -> 1/x mod 1) this problem can be settled. Moreover, our method also gives similar results for many other singular functions associated to the Gauss map. The tools we invoke are thermodynamical formalism and new large deviation theory for the Hausdorff dimension and Lyapunov exponents of Gibbs measures in the countable Markov shift, classical stationary phase bounds for oscillative integrals, new 'analytic' large sieve inequality for Gibbs measures and some Diophantine approximation theory. If time permits we'll discuss some consequences for the decay of the Fourier-Stieltjes transform of a singular function, which relates to a recent work of Hochman-Shmerkin (Equidistribution from fractal measures, Invent. Math., 2015). This is joint work with T. Jordan (Bristol). |
Wednesday 25.3.2015 14:15-16:00 |
Martina Aaltonen (University of Helsinki) Monodromy representations of branched coverings |
Wednesday 18.3.2015 14:15-16:00 |
Maria-José Martin-Gómez (University of Eastern Finland) Univalent harmonic mappings in the plane Download abstract (PDF). |
Wednesday 25.2.2015 14:15-16:00 |
Mikhail Hlushchanka (Jacobs University) Iterated Monodromy Groups in Holomorphic Dynamics Show abstract.
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Iterated monodromy groups (IMGs) are algebraic invariants of topological dynamical systems (e.g., rational functions acting on the Riemann
sphere). They encode the combinatorial information about dynamical systems and frequently serve as examples of groups with unusual properties,
such as intermediate growth. |
Wednesday 18.2.2015 14:15-16:00 |
Yi Zhang Sobolev extension domains |
Wednesday 11.2.2015 14:15-16:00 |
Xian Liao (Academy of Mathematics & Systems Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences) Some wellposedness results for the zero Mach number system Show abstract.
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In this talk I will present some wellposedness results for the zero Mach number system. This system can be derived from the full Navier-Stokes system when the Mach number tends to vanish. Since the heat conduction effect is also considered, this low Mach number limit process implies an "incompressibility" condition which involves an extra diffusion-like term: the introduction of a new divergence-free velocity field shall bring in new nonlinearities. We will show that the associated Cauchy problem is wellposed in the critical Besov spaces and, in particular in dimension two, the wellposedness result holds true globally in time. |
Wednesday 4.2.2015 14:15-16:00 |
Mikko Kemppainen (University of Helsinki) Functional calculus on Hardy spaces |
Wednesday 28.1.2015 14:15-16:00 |
Tommi Brander Enclosure method for the p-Laplacian Show abstract.
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We consider the p-Calderón problem, where we want to determine the unknown conductivity of a body from boundary measurements of voltage and current. We recover the convex hull of an inclusion, i.e. a subset with significantly higher or lower conductivity than the background. We use special solutions of Wolff and a monotonicity inequality for the p-Dirichlet-to-Neumann map. The presentation is based on joint work with Manas Kar and Mikko Salo. |
Wednesday 21.1.2015 14:15-16:00 |
Kai Rajala Uniformization of two-dimensional metric surfaces |
Wednesday 14.1.2015 14:15-16:00 |
Davide Vittone (Università degli Studi di Padova and Universität Zürich) Area-minimizing graphs in the Heisenberg group Show abstract.
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We consider the area functional for graphs in the sub-Riemannian Heisenberg group and study minimizers of the associated Dirichlet problem. We prove that, under a bounded slope condition on the boundary datum, there exists a unique minimizer and that this minimizer is Lipschitz continuous. We also provide an example showing that, in the first Heisenberg group, Lipschitz regularity cannot be improved even under the bounded slope condition. This is based on a joint work with A. Pinamonti, F. Serra Cassano and G. Treu. |
Wednesday 10.12.2014 14:15-16:00 |
Lukáš Malý Sobolev-type spaces based on linear lattices of measurable functions in metric spaces Show abstract.
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Hajłasz and Shanmugalingam pioneered two different approaches to first-order Sobolev-type functions in metric spaces. The theory has been built several times, based on various Banach function spaces (e.g., on Lebesgue $L^p$, Orlicz $L^{\Psi}$, Musielak $L^{p(\cdot)}$ spaces). I will present a theory that covers all these base function spaces and goes much further. Some pathological phenomena that may emerge in such a generality will be discussed. Minimal weak upper gradients and minimal Hajłasz gradients will be proven to exist in a highly general setting. Boundedness and continuity of Sobolev-type functions based on “integrability” of their gradients are also to be looked into. |
Wednesday 3.12.2014 14:15-16:00 |
Juan Souto (Université de Rennes 1) Ergodicity of the mapping class group action on a component of the character variety Show abstract.
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Goldman proved that the variety X_{g} of characters of representations of the fundamental group of a surface of genus g into PSL_{2}ℝ has precisely 4g-3 connected components X_{g}(2-2g),...,X_{g}(2g-2) where moreover the component X_{g}(k) consists of those representations with Euler number k. The two extremal component X_{g}(2-2g) and X_{g}(2g-2) are Teichmueller spaces and hence the mapping class group acts discretely on them. On the other hand Goldman conjectured that the action of the mapping class group on each one of the remaining components. I will prove that Goldman's conjecture holds true for the component X_{g}(0) corresponding to representations with vanishing Euler number. |
Wednesday 26.11.2014 14:15-16:00 |
Martí Prats (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona) Quasiconformal mappings with Beltrami coeficient in Sobolev spaces of domains Download abstract (PDF). |
Wednesday 19.11.2014 14:15-16:00 |
Sita Benedict Hardy-Orlicz spaces of conformal densities |
Wednesday 12.11.2014 14:15-16:00 |
Esa Vesalainen Corner scattering |
Wednesday 5.11.2014 14:15-16:00 |
Juhana Siljander (University of Helsinki) Everywhere differentiability of viscosity solutions to Aronsson's equations |
Wednesday 29.10.2014 14:15-16:00 |
Laurent Moonens (Université Paris-Sud, Orsay) Continuous and bounded solutions to the equation div v=F : existence and singularities Download abstract (PDF). |
Wednesday 22.10.2014 14:15-16:00 |
Lizaveta Ihnatsyeva Hardy inequalities in Triebel-Lizorkin spaces |
Wednesday 15.10.2014 14:15-16:00 |
Martin Kell (Institut des Hautes Études Scientifiques) Heat and entropy flows Show abstract.
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Ambrosio, Gigli and Savaré developed a calculus for an abstract heat flow on general metric measure spaces and showed that one can identify this flow with the gradient flow of the Boltzmann entropy in the 2-Wasserstein space. In this talk I will show how extend their result to cover the q-heat flow, the gradient flow of the q-Cheeger energy, which is a solution of the parabolic q-Laplace equation in the smooth setting. I will give a sufficient condition for mass preservation of the flow and show that it solves a generalized gradient flow of the Rényi entropy in the p-Wasserstein space where p is the Hölder conjugate of q. In case p is between 1 and 2 one can show that this gradient flow has at most one solution and thus the two flows, the q-heat flow and the Rényi entropy flow, can be identified. |
Wednesday 8.10.2014 14:15-16:00 |
Zhuomin Liu Sobolev isometric immersions and related problems Show abstract.
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An isometric immersion of co-dimension k is a mapping from a domain of ℝ^{n} into ℝ^{n+k} that preserves the angle between any two curves passing through each point of the domain, as well as their lengths. It has been well-known that any C^{2} isometric immersions of a flat domain is developable, that is, passing through each point there is at least one line segment on which the map is affine. As a surprising contrast, Nash and Kuiper established the existence of C^{1} isometric immersions of any flat domain into balls of any higher dimension and of arbitrarily small radius. In particular, it cannot be affine on any line segments. A natural question arises in this context for analysts: what about isometric immersions of intermediate regularity, say of Hölder space C^{1,α} or Sobolev space W^{2,p}? These are areas with many open questions, especially concerning the critical regularity that distinguishes developability and flexibility. In this talk, we will focus on the development and unsolved gaps of isometric immersions in the Sobolev class, as well as their related problems. |
Wednesday 1.10.2014 14:15-16:00 |
Vasilis Chousionis (University of Helsinki) Square functions, uniform rectifiability and Wolff potentials Download abstract (PDF). |
Wednesday 10.9.2014 14:15-16:00 |
Antti Vähäkangas Fractional Sobolev spaces on domains: zero extension and Hardy inequality |
Wednesday 3.9.2014 14:15-16:00 |
Vyron Vellis Quasisymmetric spheres over Jordan domains Show abstract.
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Let Ω be a planar Jordan domain and α > 0. We consider double-dome-like surfaces Σ defined by graphs of dist(·,∂Ω)^{α} over Ω. The goal is to find the right conditions on the geometry of the base Ω and the growth of t^{α} so that Σ is a quasisphere, or quasisymmetric to S^{2}. An internal uniform quasicircle condition on the constant distance sets to ∂Ω, coupled with a weak chord-arc condition on ∂Ω, gives a sharp answer. Our method also produces new examples of quasispheres in ℝ^{n} , for any n ≥ 3. This talk is based on a joint work with Jang-Mei Wu. |
Wednesday 20.8.2014 14:15-16:00 |
Congwen Liu (University of Science and Technology of China) p-norms of the Bergman projection and the Cauchy transform |
Wednesday 28.5.2014 14:15-16:00 |
Antoine Gournay (Université de Neuchâtel) Liouville property via Hilbertian compression Show abstract.
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Constructing a "uniform" embedding of a Cayley graph of a group in Hilbert space turned out to give surprising results on the group (e.g. Yu showed they satisfy the Baun-Connes conjecture). An embedding is
said uniform if it neither contracts nor dilate the distances too much. More precisely, the distance at the image is bounded above by an affine function and from below by some function (called the
compression function) of the distance in the source. |
Wednesday 14.5.2014 14:15-16:00 |
Aldo Pratelli (Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg) On the approximation of Sobolev homeomorphisms by diffeomorphisms |
Tuesday 13.5.2014 14:15-15:15 |
Lorenzo Brasco (Aix-Marseille Université) Sharp bounds for the bottom of the spectrum of Laplacians and their associated stability estimates Show abstract.
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At first, we will review some results concerning sharp estimates for the first two eigenvalues of the Laplacian, on sets with finite measure. We will also discuss the case of the p-Laplacian, with some open problems and some recent nonlocal variants. Then we will show that these sharp bounds can be enhanced, by means of the addition of remainder terms measuring the deviation from optimality. In particular, we will give the proof of a quantitative Faber-Krahn inequality and discuss some open problems. |
Wednesday 7.5.2014 14:15-16:00 |
Marco Barchiesi (University of Naples "Federico II") Cohesive behaviour arising in homogenization of Mumford-Shah type functionals Show abstract.
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I will present some examples of cohesive zone models obtained as asymptotic limit of Mumford-Shah type functionals. The behaviour will be analyzed via the "flattening approach", a way to modify sequences in BV keeping the energy bounds. |
Wednesday 23.4.2014 14:15-16:00 |
Massimiliano Morini (Università di Parma) Motion of three-dimensional elastic films by anisotropic surface diffusion with curvature regularization Show abstract.
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Short time existence for a surface diffusion evolution equation with curvature regularization is proved in the context of epitaxially strained three-dimensional films. This is achieved by implementing a minimizing movement scheme, which is hinged on the H^{-1}-gradient flow structure underpinning the evolution law. Long-time behavior in the case of initial data close to a flat configuration is also addressed. |
Wednesday 9.4.2014 14:15-16:00 |
Bartłomiej Dyda (Wrocław University of Technology) On Hardy-Sobolev-Maz'ya and weighted Poincare inequalities Show abstract.
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I will start from the fractional Hardy inequality with the best constant. I will present the (simple) idea of the proof and then show an
improved version with an additional term. The additional term is the L^{q} norm of the function (like in Sobolev imbedding) and the
resulting
inequality is called Hardy-Sobolev-Maz'ya. I will show one of the proofs. A similar proof gives a weighted Poincare inequality, and this is going
to be addressed at the end of the talk. |
Wednesday 2.4.2014 14:15-16:00 |
Nicola Fusco (University of Naples and University of Jyväskylä) Stability and minimality for a nonlocal variational problem Show abstract.
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I will discuss the local minimality of certain configurations for a nonlocal isoperimetric problem used to model microphase separation in diblock copolymer melts. I will show that critical configurations with positive second variation are local minimizers of the nonlocal area functional and, in fact, satisfy a quantitative isoperimetric inequality with respect to sets that are close in L^{1}. As a byproduct of the quantitative estimate, one gets new results concerning periodic minimal surfaces and the global and local minimality of certain configurations. |
Wednesday 26.3.2014 14:15-16:00 |
Benny Avelin Nonlinear parabolic capacity and related topics Show abstract.
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I will in this talk introduce some basic concepts in nonlinear parabolic potential theory, mostly focusing on parabolic capacity. I will also present some recent results in this direction. |
Wednesday 19.3.2014 14:15-16:00 |
Simone Di Marino (Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa) Sobolev Spaces in Metric Measure Spaces: Recent Advances |
Wednesday 12.3.2014 14:15-16:00 |
Ville Suomala (University of Oulu) Projection and intersection properties of a class of random sets and measures Show abstract.
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We consider a class of fractal sets and measures obtained as limits of certain
spatially independent martingale measures. Among the main examples are (variations of) the fractal percolation model and sets/measures arising as limits of certain Poissonian cut-out processes (random soups).
Under additional geometric assumptions, these random fractals fulfill the statements of Marstrand-Mattila type projection theorems
without any exceptional directions. We apply our results e.g. for finding the sharp dimension threshold for the existence of "non tube-null sets". Moreover, the orthogonal projections
of these measures are shown to be uniformly Hölder continuous, provided the a.s. dimension is large enough. |
Wednesday 5.3.2014 14:15-16:00 |
Juhana Siljander (University of Helsinki) Regularity properties for time-fractional diffusion equations |
Wednesday 26.2.2014 14:15-16:00 |
Tadeusz Iwaniec (Syracuse University and University of Helsinki) Invertibility versus Lagrange Equation for Traction Free Energy-Minimal Deformations Download abstract (PDF). |
Wednesday 19.2.2014 14:15-16:00 |
Guy C. David (University of California, Los Angeles) Bi-Lipschitz pieces between manifolds Show abstract.
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A well known class of questions asks the following: If X and Y are metric measure spaces, and f is a Lipschitz map between them whose image has positive measure, then must f have large pieces on which it is bi-Lipschitz? Building on methods of David (who is not the present speaker!) and Semmes, we answer this question for a class of abstract Ahlfors s-regular topological d-manifolds. |
Wednesday 5.2.2014 14:15-16:00 |
Antti Käenmäki Dynamics of the scenery flow and geometry of measures Show abstract.
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We present applications of the recently developed ergodic theoretic machinery on scenery flows to classical geometric measure theoretic problems in Euclidean spaces. We shall also review the enhancements to the theory required in our work. Our main results include a sharp version of the conical density theorem, which we reduce to a question on rectifiability. Moreover, we show that dimension theory of measure theoretical lower porosity can be reduced back to the set theoretical analogue. Similar results also hold for other notions of porosities. |
Wednesday 29.1.2014 14:15-16:00 |
Manas Kar Reconstructing interfaces using CGO solutions for the Maxwell equations Show abstract.
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In this talk, we discuss the problem of reconstructing interfaces using complex geometrical optics solutions for the Maxwell system. |
Wednesday 22.1.2014 14:15-16:00 |
Alex Strohmaier (Loughborough University) Quantum Ergodicity on Manifolds Show abstract.
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Quantum ergodicity is a notion that arises very naturally in spectral theory and spectral geometry. In the first half of the talk I will explain what quantum ergodicity means for various geometric operators on manifolds and how it relates to dynamical notions of ergodicity. I will review some classical and more recent results. In the second half I will present a recent result obtained in collaboration with D. Jakobson and Y. Safarov about quantum ergodicity for manifolds with metric discontinuities. |
Wednesday 15.1.2014 14:15-16:00 |
Vyron Vellis (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) Quasisymmetric Spheres constructed over Quasidisks Show abstract.
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In this talk we will present some concrete examples of quasispheres and quasisymmetric spheres. These examples are generated by two different
constructions of surfaces in ℝ^{3}, constructed over planar quasidisks Ω. In the first construction, the surface is the graph
of a
function of dist(⋅,∂Ω). In the second, the level sets of the height of the surface are the level sets of |ƒ| for some
quasiconformal function ƒ that maps Ω onto the unit disk. |
Wednesday 11.12.2013 14:15-16:00 |
Vesa Julin Harnack's inequality for nonhomogeneous elliptic equations |
Wednesday 4.12.2013 14:15-16:00 |
Aleksis Koski (University of Helsinki) Subharmonicity results for energy-minimal mappings Show abstract.
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Recently, Iwaniec and Onninen gave a new proof of the classical Radó-Kneser-Choquet theorem in the plane. The proof was based on the fact that the logarithm of the Jacobian determinant of a harmonic function is superharmonic, assuming that the Jacobian is positive. New computations have shown that even for solutions of more general Euler-Lagrange equations, there exist nonlinear differential expressions which are subharmonic (or superharmonic). This has yielded new knowledge of the solutions, for example, a generalization of the Radó-Kneser-Choquet theorem for p-harmonic mappings in the plane. We aim to give exposition to these results and classify the energy functionals which give rise to such differential expressions. |
Wednesday 27.11.2013 14:15-16:00 |
Joonas Ilmavirta Broken ray transforms on Riemannian manifolds Show abstract.
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Consider a Riemannian manifold with boundary, and let its boundary be divided in two parts: a reflector and a measurement device. Suppose the integral of an unknown function is known over all geodesics that have endpoints in the device and reflect from the reflector. Can we determine the function from this information? We present four methods to approach this inverse problem and give a more detailed account on two of them. Each approach has been used to give affirmative answers for some manifolds. This problem has applications in inverse problems for partial differential equations. |
Wednesday 20.11.2013 14:15-16:00 |
Tommi Brander Boundary determination for the p-Laplace equation Show abstract.
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We recover the gradient of a scalar conductivity defined on a smooth bounded open set in ℝ^{d} from the Dirichlet to Neumann map arising from the p-Laplace equation. For any boundary point we recover the gradient using Dirichlet data supported on an arbitrarily small neighbourhood of the boundary point. We use a Rellich-type identity in the proof. Our results are new when p ≠ 2. In the p = 2 case boundary determination plays a role in several methods for recovering the conductivity in the interior. |
Wednesday 13.11.2013 14:15-16:00 |
Antti Vähäkangas (University of Helsinki) A zeroth order Sobolev-Poincaré inequality on John domains |
Wednesday 6.11.2013 14:15-16:00 |
Christian Ketterer (University of Bonn) Cones over metric measure spaces and the maximal diameter theorem Show abstract.
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We present the following result. The (K,N)-cone over some metric measure space satisfies the reduced Riemannian curvature-dimension condition RCD^*(KN,N+1) if and only if the underlying space satisfies RCD^*(N-1,N). The proof uses a characterization of the reduced Riemannian curvature-dimension condition by Bochner's inequality that was established for general metric measure spaces by Erbar, Kuwada and Sturm and independently by Ambrosio, Mondino and Savaré. As corollary of our result and the Cheeger-Gigli-Gromoll splitting theorem we obtain a maximal diameter theorem in the context of metric measure spaces that satisfy the condition RCD^*. |
Wednesday 30.10.2013 14:15-16:00 |
Neil Dobbs (University of Helsinki) Perturbing Misiurewicz parameters in the exponential family Show abstract.
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In one-dimensional real and complex dynamics, a map whose post-singular (or post-critical) set is bounded and uniformly repelling is often called a Misiurewicz map. In results hitherto, perturbing a Misiurewicz map is likely to give a ('chaotic') non-hyperbolic map, as per Jakobson's Theorem for unimodal interval maps. This is despite the hyperbolic parameters forming an open, dense set (at least in the interval setting). We shall present some background results and explain why the contrary holds in the complex exponential family z ↦ λ exp(z): Misiurewicz maps are Lebesgue density points for hyperbolic parameters. |
Wednesday 23.10.2013 14:15-16:00 |
Juha Lehrbäck Dimensions, Whitney covers and tubular neighborhoods Show abstract.
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Let E be a closed subset of a doubling metric space X. The Minkowski and
Assouad dimensions of E and the number of the balls in Whitney-type covers
of E are closely related. We study this connection and also show how this
can be used to yield estimates for the (n-1)-dimensional measure of the
boundary of the so-called r-neighborhood (or tubular neighborhood) of E
when E is a closed subset of the n-dimensional Euclidean space. |
Wednesday 16.10.2013 14:15-16:00 |
Changyu Guo Generalized quasidisks and the associated John domains Show abstract.
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Given a Jordan domain Ω ⊂ ℝ^{2}, we say that Ω is a quasidisk if
it is the image of the unit disk D under a quasiconformal mapping
ƒ : ℝ^{2} → ℝ^{2} of the entire plane with ƒ conformal in D. There are two
well-known geometric characterizations of a quasidisk, one is the three
point property introduced by Ahlfors and the other is the so-called
linear local connectivity introduced by Gehring. |
Wednesday 2.10.2013 14:15-16:00 |
Andoni Garcia Reconstruction from boundary measurements for less regular conductivities Show abstract.
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Following Nachman’s idea [2] and Haberman and Tataru’s idea [1], we reconstruct
C^{1} conductivity γ or Lipchitz conductivity γ with small enough value of |∇logγ| in a
Lipschitz domain Ω from the Dirichlet-to-Neumann map Λ_{γ}. |
Wednesday 25.9.2013 14:15-16:00 |
Fabio Cavalletti (RWTH Aachen University) Singular spaces with generalized lower curvature bound Show abstract.
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Lower curvature bounds play an important role in the study of singular
spaces. In 2005 Lott, Sturm and Villani presented a synthetic definition in
terms of Optimal Transportation of a metric space endowed with a reference
measure verifying Ricci curvature greater than K and dimension less than N . By
synthetic we mean equivalent to the standard one in the smooth framework but
still meaningful for metric measure spaces. This definition is called CD(K,N). |
Wednesday 18.9.2013 14:15-16:00 |
Stanislav Hencl (Charles University, Prague) Diffeomorphic approximation of W^{1,1} planar Sobolev homeomorphisms Show abstract.
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Abstract: Let Ω be a planar domain and let ƒ∈ W^{1,1}(Ω,ℝ^{2}) be a homeomorphism of finite distortion. We show that we can find a sequence of smooth homeomorphisms ƒ_{k} that converge to ƒ in the W^{1,1} norm. This is a joint work with Aldo Pratelli. |
Wednesday 11.9.2013 14:15-16:00 |
Ville Kirsilä Mappings of finite distortion from generalized manifold |
Wednesday 4.9.2013 14:15-16:00 |
Pekka Pankka Sharpness of Rickman's Picard theorem Show abstract.
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Abstract: In 1980, Rickman proved that a non-constant quasiregular mapping from the Euclidean n-space to the n-sphere omits only finitely many points, where the number depends only on the dimension and distortion. In 1984, Rickman showed by a surprising and elaborate construction that given any finite set in the 3-sphere there exists a quasiregular mapping from the Euclidean 3-space into the 3-sphere omitting exactly that set. In this talk, I will discuss the sharpness of Rickman's Picard theorem in all dimensions: Given a finite set on an n-sphere for n>2 there exists a quasiregular mapping from the Euclidean n-space into the n-sphere omitting a given finite set. This is joint work with David Drasin. |
Wednesday 19.6.2013 14:15-16:00 |
Vincent Millot (Université Paris Diderot - Paris 7) Fractional Ginzburg-Landau Vs fractional harmonic maps: asymptotics, regularity, and defect measures |
Tuesday 18.6.2013 14:15-16:00 |
Bruce Hanson (St. Olaf College) Lipschitz Conditions and Differentiability |
Wednesday 22.5.2013 14:15-16:00 |
Massimiliano Morini (Università degli Studi di Parma) |
Wednesday 8.5.2013 14:15-16:00 |
Marco Barchiesi (University of Naples "Federico II") Stability of the isoperimetric inequality and Polya-Szego inequality under Steiner and Schwarz rearrangements Show abstract.
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Abstract: We shall start with a quick review of the basic properties of Steiner and Schwartz symmetrizations of sets and functions. Through some recently developed analytical techniques, we give a characterization of the cases of equality. Then, we prove a sharp quantitative version of the inequalities, in the case of convex sets and log-concave functions. |
Wednesday 24.4.2013 14:15-16:00 |
Frank Duzaar (Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg) Global weak solutions to the heat flow for prescribed mean curvature surface Show abstract.
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Abstract:In the talk we present results concerning the existence of global weak solutions to some geometric motivated flows, such as the heat flow for prescribed mean curvature disk-type surfaces or the m-harmonic map heat flow for maps from a compact m-dimensional Riemannian manifold Ω with non-empty boundary ∂Ω into a compact Riemannian manifold N without boundary. We consider either Cauchy-Dirichlet data or a Plateau type boundary condition. This is joint work with Verena Bögelein (Erlangen) and Christoph Scheven (Duisburg). |
Monday 22.4.2013 14:15-16:00 |
Verena Bögelein (Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg) A quantitative isoperimetric inequality on the sphere Download abstract (PDF). |
Wednesday 17.4.2013 14:15-16:00 |
Pilar Silvestre (Aalto-yliopisto) Connections between resistance conditions and the geometry of a metric measure space Show abstract.
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Abstract: This talk studies analytic and geometrical aspects of so-called resistance conditions on metric measure spaces with a doubling measure. These conditions are weaker than the usually assumed PoincarÃ© inequality, but however, they are sufficiently strong to imply several useful facts in analysis on metric measure spaces. We show that under a p-Resistance conductor inequality, any discretely quasiconvex space is annuli discretely quasiconvex. |
Wednesday 10.4.2013 14:15-16:00 |
Zhuomin Liu (Charles University in Prague) The Liouville theorem under second order differentiability assumption Dowload abstract (PDF). |
Wednesday 3.4.2013 14:15-16:00 |
Lizaveta Ihnatsyeva Characterization of traces of smooth functions on Ahlfors regular sets |
Wednesday 27.3.2013 14:15-16:00 |
Joonas Ilmavirta Broken ray tomography in the disk Show abstract.
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Abstract: The fundamental question in X-ray imaging turns out to be: Can one reconstruct a function from its line integrals? The answer is affirmative and the theory is well understood, but much less is known if one only knows the integrals over lines with reflections (broken rays). Answers to such questions in the broken ray context are related to inverse problems in PDE. After reviewing the background and motivation, I will present two reconstruction results for broken ray tomography in the Euclidean disk. |
Wednesday 20.3.2013 14:15-16:00 |
Hiroaki Aikawa (Hokkaido University) Intrinsic ultracontractivity and capacitary width Show abstract.
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Abstract: Intrinsic ultracontractivity for a heat kernel has been extensively studied by probabilistic methods and logarithmic Sovolev inequalities. In this talk, we give an elementary analytic proof for intrinsic ultracontractivity with the aid of capacitary width and a parabolic box argument. Joint work with Tsubasa Itoh. |
Wednesday 13.3.2013 14:15-16:00 |
Benny Avelin (Uppsala University) The Quest for a Boundary Comparison Principle for the Parabolic p-Laplace Equation Show abstract.
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Abstract: In this talk I will present a new result for parabolic equations of p-Laplace type, namely the Carleson estimate. I will discuss mostly the degenerate case, and talk about the exotic differences between the nonlinear case and the linear (Heat equation) case, and how this affects the techniques used to prove estimates at the boundary. |
Wednesday 6.3.2013 14:15-16:00 |
Nicola Fusco (University of Naples and University of Jyväskylä) Almegren's isoperimetric inequality in quantitative form Show abstract.
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Abstract: In 1986 F. Almgren proved a deep and beautiful version of the classical isoperimetric inequality for the higher co-dimensional case. After reviewing various reviewing various quantitative formulations of the standard isoperimetric inequality I shall discuss a recent result obtained in collaboration with V.Boegelein and F.Duzaar that extends to this more general inequality the stability estimates known in the classical case. |
Wednesday 27.2.2013 14:15-16:00 |
Jani Onninen Beyond the Riemann Mapping Problem |
Thursday 21.2.2013 12:15-14:00 |
Davoud Cheraghi (University of Warwick) Dynamics of complex quadratic polynomials with an irrationally indifferent fixed point Show abstract.
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Abstract: The study of the dynamics of quadratic polynomials with an irrationally indifferent fixed point has been one of the major challenges in complex dynamics. Recently, there has been major progress in the study of the dynamics of such maps, mainly due to the introduction of a sophisticated renormalization technique by Inou and Shishikura. In the fist part of the talk we introduce the renormalization technique and outline how one uses this method to describe the fine scale geometric properties of the dynamics of such maps. In the second part of the talk we discuss the methods of quasi-conformal mappings that is used to obtain some sharp estimates on conformal mappings that appear in this study. |
Wednesday 20.2.2013 14:15-16:00 |
Karl-Theodor Sturm (University of Bonn) The space of spaces: curvature bounds and gradient flows on the space of metric measure spaces |
Wednesday 13.2.2013 14:15-16:00 |
Nicola Gigli (Université de Nice) Remarks about the differential structure of metric measure spaces and applications Show abstract.
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Abstract: In the first half of the talk I'll review the standard definition of Sobolev space over a metric measure space in light of the results obtained in collaboration with Ambrosio and Savaré. In the second I will discuss more recent results about their differential structure, in particular in connection with the problem of integration by parts. |
Wednesday 6.2.2013 14:15-16:00 |
Pekka Koskela Boundary blow up under Sobolev mappings |
Wednesday 30.1.2013 14:15-16:00 |
Tuomo Ojala Thin and Fat (Cantor-) sets in metric spaces. Show abstract.
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Abstract: I will discuss on fatness and thinness for doubling measures. Symmetric Cantor sets in real line have simple characterization of fatness/thinness in terms of the defining sequence. I will explain this and prove similar result in uniformly perfect metric spaces. While doing so I will also show some nice connections to quasisymmetric maps. |
Wednesday 23.1.2013 14:15-16:00 |
Thomas Zürcher Space fillings from a turtle's perspective |
Wednesday 16.1.2013 14:15-16:00 |
Mark Veraar (Delft University of Technology) Maximal regularity for SPDE Show abstract.
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Abstract: In this talk I will give an introduction to recently developed regularity theory for stochastic evolution equations of parabolic type. The time/space-regularity of solutions of SPDES is important for e.g. numerical approximation schemes. Moreover, it can be used to prove well-posedness results for nonlinear SPDEs arising in filtering theory. The proofs of the regularity estimates are based on results from harmonic and stochastic analysis in an infinite dimensional framework combined with functional calculus techniques. |
Wednesday 9.1.2013 14:15-16:00 |
Naotaka Kajino (Universität Bielefeld) Analysis and geometry of the measurable Riemannian structure on the Sierpi\'{n}ski gasket (and other fractals) Show abstract.
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Abstract: On the Sierpi\'{n}ski gasket, Kigami [Math. Ann. 340 (2008), 781--804] has introduced the notion of the measurable Riemannian structure, with which the ``gradient vector fields" of functions, the ``Riemannian volume measure" and the ``geodesic metric" are naturally associated. Kigami has also proved in the same paper the two-sided Gaussian bound for the corresponding heat kernel, and I have further shown several detailed heat kernel asymptotics, such as Varadhan's asymptotic relation, in a recent paper [Potential Anal. 36 (2012), 67--115]. In the talk, Weyl's Laplacian eigenvalue asymptotics is presented for this case. In the limit of the eigenvalue asymptotics we obtain a constant multiple of the Hausdorff measure (of the appropriate dimension) with respect to the ``geodesic metric", which is in fact singular to the ``Riemannian volume measure". A complete characterization of geodesics is also presented, and as an application it is shown that the curvature-dimension condition of Sturm and Lott-Villani and the measure contraction property of Ohta and Sturm are NOT satisfied in this setting. For most of the results it is quite essential that the underlying topological space is the 2-dimensional Sierpi\'{n}ski gasket. It seems that extensions to other fractals will be only partially possible and a similar result may or may not be true depending on each fractal. If time permits I would like to explain this subtlety in generalization to other fractals. |
Wednesday 19.12.2012 15:15-16:00 |
Valentino Magnani (Pisa University) Exterior differentiation through blow-up and some applications in sub-Riemannian Geometry Show abstract.
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Abstract: We establish a ``low rank property'' for Sobolev mappings that almost everywhere solve a special nonlinear system of PDEs. This system, associated to a nonintegrable tangent distribution, implies the so-called contact property of its solutions. The proof of this property relies on a "special weakly exterior differentiation'' performed through a blow-up procedure. As an application, we give a complete solution to a question raised in a paper by Z. M. Balogh, R. Hoefer-Isenegger and J. T. Tyson. These results are a joint work with J. Malý and S. Mongodi. |
Wednesday 28.11.2012 15:15-16:00 |
Kai Rajala Optimal assumptions for discreteness |
Wednesday 28.11.2012 14:15-15:00 |
Kai Rajala An upper gradient approach to weakly differentiable cochains |
Wednesday 21.11.2012 14:15-16:00 |
Sergey Repin Estimates of deviations from exact solutions of PDE's |
Wednesday 14.11.2012 14:15-16:00 |
David Dos Santos Ferreira (IECN, Nancy) Stability estimates for the Radon transform with restricted data |
Wednesday 7.11.2012 14:15-16:00 |
Alden Waters A parametrix construction for the wave equation with low regularity coefficients using a frame of gaussians Show abstract.
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Abstract: We show how to construct frames for square integrable functions out of odulated Gaussians. Using the frame representation of the Cauchy data, we show that we can build a suitable approximation to the solution for low regularity, time dependent wave equations. The talk will highlight the relationship of the construction to harmonic analysis and will explore the differences of the new construction to the standard Gaussian beam ansatz. |
Wednesday 31.10.2012 14:15-16:00 |
Katrin Fässler (University of Helsinki) Examples of uniformly quasiregular mappings on sub-Riemannian manifolds |
Wednesday 24.10.2012 14:15-16:00 |
Stefan Geiss Gradient and Hessian estimates for semi-linear parabolic PDEs |
Wednesday 17.10.2012 14:15-16:00 |
Ville Tengvall Differentiability in the Sobolev space W^{1,n-1} |
Wednesday 10.10.2012 14:15-16:00 |
Francis Chung A Partial Data Result for the Magnetic Schrödinger Inverse Problem Show abstract.
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Abstract: I will give an introduction to the magnetic Schrödinger inverse problem, and describe a recent partial data result for it. The proof relies on establishing a Carleman estimate for the magnetic Schrödinger operator, and I will explain a little bit why that is and how the estimate is proved. |
Wednesday 3.10.2012 14:15-16:00 |
Pekka Pankka Distributional limits of sequences of quasiconformally equivalent manifolds |
Wednesday 26.9.2012 14:15-16:00 |
Tuomo Kuusi (Aalto-yliopisto) Linear potentials in nonlinear potential theory Show abstract.
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Abstract: We give an update to some aspects of theory for solutions to nonlinear elliptic or parabolic, possibly degenerate, equations involving p-Laplacean type operators and datum, which, in full generality, can be a measure. The main focus is to describe recent pointwise potential estimates for solutions' gradients. |
Wednesday 19.9.2012 14:15-16:00 |
Camille Petit Boundary behavior of harmonic functions on Gromov hyperbolic graphs and manifolds |
Wednesday 12.9.2012 14:15-16:00 |
Paweł Goldstein (University of Warsaw) Weakly and approximately differentiable homeomorphisms of a cube |
Wednesday 5.9.2012 14:15-16:00 |
Tapio Rajala Optimal mass transportation, Ricci-curvature and branching geodesics |
Wednesday 29.8.2012 14:15-16:00 |
Matthew Rudd (University of the South, Sewanee) Statistical functional equations and p-harmonic functions, 1 ≤ p ≤ ∞ Show abstract.
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Abstract: I will discuss recent work on functional equations that generalize the mean value property of harmonic functions and whose continuous solutions approximate p-harmonic functions. Most of the talk will focus on $p$ between 1 and 2 (including the endpoints); toward the end, I will discuss how the techniques apply to a problem studied by Parviainen et al. when $p \geq 2$. |
Thursday 16.8.2012 15:15-16:15 |
Scott Armstrong (University of Wisconsin, Madison) Stochastic homogenization of convex Hamilton-Jacobi equations Show abstract.
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Abstract: I will give an overview of the problem of homogenizing a first-order Hamilton-Jacobi equation in a random (stationary-ergodic) environment and explain some connections to the theory of first-passage percolation |
Thursday 16.8.2012 14:00-15:00 |
Sylvia Serfaty (Université Pierre et Marie Curie Paris 6 and Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences) 2D Coulomb gas, Abrikosov lattice and renormalized energy Show abstract.
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Abstract:
In joint work with Etienne Sandier, we studied the statistical mechanics
of a classical two-dimensional Coulomb gas, particular cases of which also
correspond to random matrix ensembles. |