Some results on maps that factor through a tree

Stochastic Analysis Seminar Series


Abstract: We give a necessary and sufficient condition for a map defined on a compact, quasiconvex and simply-connected space to factor through a tree. This condition can be checked using currents. In particular if the target is some Euclidean space and the map is H\"older continuous with exponent bigger than 1/2, such maps can be characterized by the vanishing of some integrals over the winding number. Moreover, this shows that if the target is the Heisenberg group equipped with the Carnot-Carath\'eodory metric and the H\"older exponent of the map is bigger than 2/3, the map factors through a tree.




Monday, October 27, 2014 - 14:15
to 15:15