Geometric Analysis and Topology Seminar

Differentiability and Rectifiability on Metric Planes

Speaker: Guy David, NYU

Location: Warren Weaver Hall 1314

Date: Wednesday, October 26, 2016, 11 a.m.


Since the work of Cheeger, many non-smooth metric measure spaces are now known to support a differentiable structure for Lipschitz functions. The talk will discuss this structure on metric measure spaces with quantitative topological control: specifically, spaces whose blowups are topological planes. We show that any differentiable structure on such a space is at most 2-dimensional, and furthermore that if it is 2-dimensional the space is 2-rectifiable. This is partial progress on a question of Kleiner and Schioppa, and is joint work with Bruce Kleiner.