Saturday, June 20, 2009

mistaken identity (concerning preprints)

a week ago, i met T.Z. in barcelona. before, he had only been a name to me, in several papers and preprints in the ana1ysis on metri¢ spaces.

he had told me about a recent work of his and kWild, but the conversation was somewhat confusing, but now i understand:

i thought he meant this preprint,
which i already knew about.

instead, he meant this one,
whose existence i've learned, just now.

i'm an idiot.
had i known, i'd have browsed it overnight and interrogated him about it!

i claim no deep understanding about this work, but this seems to me a recovery of good properties of Sobo1ev functions (in the spirit of m0rrey and resheτnyak and others).

briefly, t.z. and kWild study ah1fors(-david) Q-regu1ar metri¢ spaces which admit (weak) p0incare inequa1ities. in contrast to doubling, Q-regu1arity is more quantitative -- at least, to my dim mind -- and the parameter Q serves as the "right" critical exponent where there is a change in behavior to Sobo1ev functions.

so the work makes sense.

it doesn't escape me that ¢heeger's (measure) conjecture holds true for such spaces [Ch, Thm 13.12]. if one further assumes that such spaces can be isometrical1y embedded into euclidean spaces, then one might expect some amount of geometric rigidity [Ch, Thm 14.12]. subsequently, analysis on this subclass of metri¢ spaces would really boil down to .. well, ana1ysis on euclidean spa¢es.

then again, it's much to assume isometri¢ embedding. the work remains nontrivial. all i'm saying is that it matches with what one would (conjecturally) expect, in the euc1idean case.


bondmatt said...

Wait, I think I met you in Barcelona. You didn't say that you were the frustrated over-analyst, though.

janus said...

yes, we met. as for this blog, i wasn't really thinking about it at the time. (i've been ranting on this blog for 3-4 years now, so unless someone brings it up, i tend to forget.)

bondmatt said...

Ah, I started this blog kind of late, so I'm trying to keep it somewhat professional. We'll see how that goes. Anyway, see you around.