Calculus of Variations and Geometric Measure Theory

The relaxed energy for harmonic maps from B^3 into S^2.

Luca Martinazzi (University of Padua)

created by magnani on 08 Dec 2010

15 dec 2010


Dipartimento di Matematica - Sala Seminari - ore 17:00

ABSTRACT: I will discuss the relaxed Dirichlet energy for maps from B3 into S2 (definitions, meaning, etc... ), treating the regularity theory in particular. This field contains several long standing open questions. I will present a recent result which gives us a better understanding of the minimizers of this energy, and casts even more open questions.