Calculus of Variations and Geometric Measure Theory

A quantitative Obata theorem via localization

Daniele Semola (FIM-ETH Z├╝rich)

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4 dec 2019 -- 17:00   [open in google calendar]

Sala Seminari (Dipartimento di Matematica)


Obata's theorem characterizes the equality case in the spectral gap inequality for N dimensional Riemannian manifolds with Ricci curvature bounded below by N-1. In this talk I will present an approach to the quantitative study of the shape of eigenfunctions when equality is almost attained. The key tool is the so-called localization technique, which allows to treat possibly non smooth spaces.

The talk is based on a joint work with Fabio Cavalletti (SISSA) and Andrea Mondino (University of Oxford).