Calculus of Variations and Geometric Measure Theory

M. Goering - A. Skorobogatova

Flat interior singularities for area almost-minimizing currents

created by skorobogatova on 18 Sep 2023



Inserted: 18 sep 2023
Last Updated: 18 sep 2023

Year: 2023


The interior regularity of area-minimizing integral currents and semi-calibrated currents has been studied extensively in recent decades, with sharp dimension estimates established on their interior singular sets in any dimension and codimension. In stark contrast, the best result in this direction for general almost-minimizing integral currents is due to Bombieri in the 1980’s, and demonstrates that the interior regular set is dense. The main results of this article show the sharpness of Bombieri's result by constructing two families of examples of area almost-minimizing integral currents whose flat singular sets contain any closed, empty interior subset $K$ of an $m$-dimensional plane in $\mathbb{R}^{m+n}$. The first family of examples are codimension one currents induced by a superposition of $C^{k,\alpha_{*}}$ graphs with $K$ contained in the boundary of their zero set. The second family of examples are two dimensional area almost-minimizing integral currents in $\mathbb{R}^4$, whose set of branching singularities contains $K$.