Singular Structure of Stationary Yang-Mills Connections

Singular Structure of Stationary Yang-Mills Connections

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Yu Wang, Northwestern University

Given a stationary Yang-Mills connection A, we are interested in studying its singular structure. In this talk we introduce a quantitative way to stratify the singular sets. Our main results include a Minkowski Volume estimate and the rectifiability of this quantitative stratification, which leads to the rectifiability of the classical stratifications Sk(A) for all integer k. To be precise, we first recall certain background preliminaries needed for this talk. After giving the statements of the main results, I will briefly describe the machinary used in the proof, and explain the new points and the major difficulty that we have faced. The main results in the talk are based on a work by myself last year. If time allows I will further discuss some open problems in this field and recent progress made jointly with A. Naber.