Matthew Badger | Department of Mathematics | University of Connecticut
Matthew Badger

Matthew Badger
University of Connecticut
Department of Mathematics
341 Mansfield Road, U-1009
Storrs, CT 06269-1009

Office: Monteith 326
Email: firstname.lastname _at_ uconn.edu

Fall 2017 Office Hours
M By appointment
Tu By appointment
W 11:00-12:00
Th 2:00-3:00
F By appointment

Office hours are held in
Monteith 326

Mathematics

Geometry of Sets and Measures

I am an Assistant Professor of Mathematics at UConn. I study the geometry of sets and measures using a mixture of geometric measure theory, harmonic analysis and quasiconformal analysis.

harmonic measure of a subset of the spherea quasicirclea 1-rectifiable measure

Quick Links: [Curriculum Vitae | Teaching | Research]

Analysis at UConn

In Spring 2017, the Analysis and Probability Seminar meets Fridays at 1:30pm. This is a research seminar featuring speakers from around the world. Organized by Vasileios Chousionis and Oleksii Mostovyi.

In Spring 2017, we are also continuing the Analysis Learning Seminar. Meeting time for Spring 2017 is Fridays 3:30-4:30. This seminar will feature mini-courses by UConn postdocs and hour-long talks by UConn graduate students. All graduate students and advanced math majors who are interested in analysis are welcome to attend!

Recent and Upcoming Events

Nonsmooth Analysis Workshop

Nonsmooth Analysis: a Workshop for Postdocs: November 9-11, 2017.

Geometric Aspects of Harmonic Analysis: AMS Special Session at the Fall Eastern Sectional Meeting in Brunswick, Maine, September 24 and 25, 2016.

Geometric Measure Theory and Its Applications: AMS Special Session at the Spring Eastern Sectional Meeting in Stony Brook, March 19 and 20, 2016.

[Archive of Past Events]

Teaching

[Math Course Schedules: Current Semester]

Fall 2017

Math 3150, Section 1: Analysis I

Previous Semesters

Research

A non-technical description of my research with Raanan Schul on rectifiable measures can be found here.

Here is a picture related to my "Harmonic polynomials..." and "Flat points..." papers. The zero sets of homogeneous harmonic polynomials in x,y,z of odd degree may separate space into two components (cross your eyes to see a stereographic picture):

Intersecting Varieties

500x4y-1000x2y3+100y5 -5(x4+y4)z+10(x2+y2)z3+2z5=0 intersecting the unit sphere

Grants and Fellowships

NSF DMS 1650546
Analysis Program. CAREER Award. 2017 – 2022
NSF DMS 1500382
Analysis Program. Standard Grant. 2015 – 2018
NSF DMS 1203497
2012 NSF Mathematical Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellowship

Publications and Preprints

[Statistics] Newest preprints/papers are listed first.

Geometry of measures in real dimensions via Hölder parameterizations
(arXiv:1706.07846)
(with Vyron Vellis)
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Status: preprint, submitted.
Multiscale analysis of 1-rectifiable measures II: characterizations
(arXiv:1602.03823 | Published Version)
(with Raanan Schul)
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Citation: M. Badger, R. Schul, Multiscale analysis of 1-rectifiable measures II: characterizations, Anal. Geom. Metr. Spaces 5 (2017), no. 1, 1-39.
Related: H. Martikainen and T. Orponen (arXiv:1604.04091) have constructed a finite measure in the plane with bounded density-normalized L2 Jones function and vanishing lower 1-density. This implies that our use of β** in Theorem D is sharp and answers a question we posed following Theorem E.
Structure of sets which are well approximated by zero sets of harmonic polynomials
(arXiv:1509.03211 | Published Version)
(with Max Engelstein and Tatiana Toro)
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Citation: M. Badger, M. Engelstein, T. Toro, Structure of sets which are well approximated by zero sets of harmonic polynomials, Anal. PDE 10 (2017), no. 6, 1455-1495.
Rectifiability and elliptic measures on 1-sided NTA domains with Ahflors-David regular boundaries
(arXiv:1507.02039 | Published Version)
(with Murat Akman, Steve Hofmann, and José María Martell)
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Citation: M. Akman, M. Badger, S. Hofmann, J.M. Martell, Rectifiability and elliptic measures on 1-sided NTA domains with Ahlfors-David regular boundaries, Trans. Amer. Math. Soc. 369 (2017), no. 8, 2017, 5711-5745.
Two sufficient conditions for rectifiable measures
(arXiv:1412.8357 | Published Version)
(with Raanan Schul)
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Citation: M. Badger, R. Schul, Two sufficient conditions for rectifiable measures, Proc. Amer. Math. Soc. 144 (2016), 2445-2454.
Local set approximation: Mattila-Vuorinen type sets, Reifenberg type sets, and tangent sets
(arXiv:1409.7851 | Published Version)
(with Stephen Lewis)
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Note: The arXiv version of the paper has outdated numbering. The published version is open access and is the authoritative version.
Citation: M. Badger, S. Lewis, Local set approximation: Mattila-Vuorinen type sets, Reifenberg type sets, and tangent sets, Forum Math. Sigma 3 (2015), e24, 63 pp.
Quasiconformal planes with bi-Lipschitz pieces and extensions of almost affine maps
(arXiv:1403.2991 | Published Version)
(with Jonas Azzam, and Tatiana Toro)
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Citation: J. Azzam, M. Badger, T. Toro, Quasiconformal planes with bi-Lipschitz pieces and extensions of almost affine maps, Adv. Math. 275 (2015), 195-259.
Multiscale analysis of 1-rectifiable measures: necessary conditions
(arXiv:1307.0804 | Published Version)
(with Raanan Schul)
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Citation: M. Badger, R. Schul, Multiscale analysis of 1-rectifiable measures: necessary conditions, Math. Ann. 361 (2015), no. 3-4, 1055-1072.
Beurling's criterion and extremal metrics for Fuglede modulus
(arXiv:1207.5277 | Published Version)
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Citation: M. Badger, Beurling's criterion and extremal metrics for Fuglede modulus, Ann. Acad. Sci. Fenn. Math. 38 (2013), 677-689.
Quasisymmetry and rectifiability of quasispheres
(arXiv:1201.1581 | Published Version)
(with James T. Gill, Steffen Rohde, and Tatiana Toro)
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Citation: M. Badger, J.T. Gill, S. Rohde, T. Toro, Quasisymmetry and rectifiability of quasispheres, Trans. Amer. Math. Soc. 366 (2014), no. 3, 1413-1431.
Flat points in zero sets of harmonic polynomials and harmonic measure from two sides
(arXiv:1109.1427 | Published Version)
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Citation: M. Badger, Flat points in zero sets of harmonic polynomials and harmonic measure from two sides, J. London Math. Soc. 87 (2013), no. 1, 111-137.
Null sets of harmonic measure on NTA domains: Lipschitz approximation revisited
(arXiv:1003.4547 | Published Version)
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Citation: M. Badger, Null sets of harmonic measure on NTA domains: Lipschitz approximation revisited, Math. Z. 270 (2012), no. 1-2, 241-262.
Harmonic polynomials and tangent measures of harmonic measure
(arXiv:0910.2591 | Published Version)
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Citation: M. Badger, Harmonic polynomials and tangent measures of harmonic measure, Rev. Mat. Iberoamericana 27 (2011), no. 3, 841-870.

Dissertation

PhD Thesis: Harmonic Polynomials and Free Boundary Regularity for Harmonic Measure from Two Sides. Defended on May 5, 2011.

Slides

Selected slides from research talks and colloquiua, in reverse chronological order:

Geometry of Radon measures via Hölder parameterizations
Geometric Measure Theory, Warwick, July 2017.
Structure theorems for Radon measures
Analysis on Metric Spaces, Pittsburgh, March 2017.
Singular Points for Two-Phase Free Boundary Problems for Harmonic Measure
SIAM Minisymposium on New Trends in Elliptic PDE, December 2015.
What is Nonsmooth Analysis?
An introductory colloquium (joint presentation with Vasileios Chousionis) for the UConn Special Semester in Nonsmooth Analysis. September 2015.

[Additional Slides]

Miscellaneous

Bee Sting Bee
North American history in Ontario County, NY
Matthew Ward <link to>
Fiction and non-fiction by Connecticut writer Matthew Ward.
Sage <link to>
Open Source Mathematics Software
Date of Freshest Content: August 26, 2017