Geometry of Measures

Thursday, May 28, 2015 - 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Lind 305
Tatiana Toro (University of Washington)
In the 1920's Besicovitch studied linearly measurable sets in the plane, that is sets with locally finite length. The basic question he addressed was whether the infinitesimal properties of the length of a set E in the plane yield geometric information on E itself. This simple question marks the beginning of the study of the geometry of measures and the associated field known as Geometric Measure Theory (GMT).

In this series of lectures we will present some of the main results in the area concerning the regularity of the support of a measure in terms of the behavior of its density or in terms of its tangent structure. We will discuss applications to PDEs, free boundary regularity problem and harmonic analysis. The aim is that the mini-course will be self contained.
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