Calculus of Variations and Geometric Measure Theory

N. Gigli - L. Tamanini - D. Trevisan

Viscosity solutions of Hamilton-Jacobi equation in $RCD(K,\infty)$ spaces and applications to large deviations

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Inserted: 7 jun 2022
Last Updated: 7 jun 2022

Year: 2022

ArXiv: 2203.11701 PDF


The aim of this paper is twofold.

- In the setting of $RCD(K,\infty)$ metric measure spaces, we derive uniform gradient and Laplacian contraction estimates along solutions of the viscous approximation of the Hamilton-Jacobi equation. We use these estimates to prove that, as the viscosity tends to zero, solutions of this equation converge to the evolution driven by the Hopf-Lax formula, in accordance with the smooth case.

- We then use such convergence to study the small-time Large Deviation Principle for both the heat kernel and the Brownian motion: we obtain the expected behaviour under the additional assumption that the space is proper.