Mathematics Research Communities

MRC Week 2a: June 7 – 13, 2020

Analysis in Metric Spaces


  • Mario Bonk, University of California at Los Angeles
  • Luca Capogna, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
  • Piotr Hajlasz, University of Pittsburgh
  • Nageswari Shanmugalingam, University of Cincinnati
  • Jeremy Tyson, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The subject of analysis in metric measure spaces originated in the late 1990s and has developed over the past twenty years into an active and mature mathematical discipline that intersects a diverse range of other areas. The development of a first-order analytic and geometric toolkit in the setting of metric measure spaces has led to novel applications in sub-Riemannian geometry and analysis, Gromov hyperbolic geometry, potential theory and partial differential equations, metric geometry, and other fields. This MRC will provide a focused long-term agenda for junior researchers in the US working in these subjects. Specific topics to be emphasized during the conference include Sobolev spaces on metric spaces, quasiconformal mapping theory, nonlinear potential theory and the calculus of variations, geometric measure theory, and notions of curvature in non-smooth spaces. These subjects will be studied in a variety of non-smooth settings, including sub-Riemannian manifolds, fractals, and more general metric measure spaces. The topic of this MRC is also ideally poised for applications to Data Science. In fact, in recent years, ideas at the core of analysis in metric spaces have been used in the study of manifold learning and machine learning, small world networks, and the sparsest cut algorithm. The workshop will feature two senior European experts (Pekka Koskela, University of Jyvaskyla, Finland, and Nicola Gigli, SISSA, Italy) who will provide introductory lectures and will guide participants towards open problems and collaborative research in the field.

Applications are being accepted on until the deadline of 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time, February 15, 2020.

For questions about the application process, please  contact Kim Kuda at the AMS.