Title: Wrecked-ifiability: How bad could it be? Speaker: Sean McCurdy (University of Washington)
Time: Friday, September 28, 2018 at 12:20 pm Place: MONT 214Abstract: This talk will introduce several important topics in Geometric Measure Theory (GMT). In particular, we will introduce rectifiable sets, which are a natural (and non-smooth) generalization of surfaces. We will also discuss a quantified version of rectifiability called uniform rectifiability and its connection to an important tool in GMT, the Jones beta-numbers. We will end with a sketch of the construction of a family of examples which answer the question: How 'far' from uniformly rectifiable can a rectifiable set be? This is joint work with Max Goering (University of Washington, Seattle).