# Rectifiable-Reifenberg and the Regularity of Stationary and Minimizing Harmonic maps - Part 1

Friday, October 9, 2015 -

3:00pm to 4:00pm

This series of talks is an extension of the colloquium talk where we outline a proof of recent results concerning the structure of stationary and minimizing harmonic maps. Specifically, we will show that the singular stratum S^k(f) are k-rectifiable for a stationary map, and for a minimizing map that the singular set S(f) has finite n-3 measure. We will also show sharp sobolev estimates for solutions. The first lecture will focus on a new series of Reifenberg-type results. Specifically, we give criteria under which a set in R^n can be shown to be rectifiable with uniform k-dim hausdorff measure estimates. Such a result is only useful of course if we can apply it to a concrete situation, and in order to apply this to the singular stratum S^k(f) we prove a new L^2 subspace approximation theorem. In the second lecture we will discuss this in detail, as well as the quantitative stratification, which allows us to decompose S^k into more controllable pieces for the analysis. This is joint work with Daniele Valtorta.

Speaker:

Aaron Naber

Northwestern University

Event Location:

Fine Hall 314