Roughly isometric minimal immersions into Riemannian manifolds

Steen Markvorsen (Invited author)

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    A given metric (length-) space $X$ (whether compact or not) is roughly isometric to any one of its Kanai graphs $G$, which in turn can be {\em{geometrized}} by considering each edge of $G$ as a 1-dimensional manifold with an associated metric $g$ giving the 'correct' length of the edge. In this talk we will mainly be concerned with {\em{minimal}} isometric immersions of such geometrized approximations $(G, g)$ of $X$ into Riemannian manifolds $N$ with bounded curvature. When such an immersion exists, we will call it an $X$-web in $N$. Such webs admit a natural 'geometric' extension of the intrinsic combinatorial discrete Laplacian, and we will show that they share several analytic and geometric properties with their smooth (minimal submanifold) counterparts in $N$. The intrinsic properties thus obtained may hence serve as roughly invariant descriptors for the original metric space $X$.
    Original languageEnglish
    Publication date2008
    Publication statusPublished - 2008
    EventWorkshop on Distance Geometry - Salzburg, Austria
    Duration: 5 May 20088 May 2008


    WorkshopWorkshop on Distance Geometry


    • Distance geometry

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    Markvorsen, S. (2008). Roughly isometric minimal immersions into Riemannian manifolds. Abstract from Workshop on Distance Geometry, Salzburg, Austria.