Miguel Beltran Walker Ureña
Advisor: Boyan Sirakov
Thesis Title: Regularity Theory for Nonlinear Partial Differential Equations
Defense: 15/12/2023 | Abstract | Thesis
Defesa realizada por meios de comunicação remota.
We first examine Lp-viscosity solutions to fully nonlinear elliptic equations with bounded measurable ingredients. By considering p0 < p < d, we
focus on gradient-regularity estimates stemming from nonlinear potentials.
We find conditions for local Lipschitz-continuity of the solutions and continuity of the gradient. We survey recent breakthroughs in regularity theory
arising from (nonlinear) potential estimates.
Our findings follow from – and are inspired by – fundamental facts in the theory of Lp-viscosity solutions, and results in the work of Panagiota Daskalopoulos, Tuomo Kuusi and Giuseppe Mingione (DKM2014). In the second part we prove partial regularity of weakly stationary weighted harmonic maps with free boundary data on a cone.
As a starting point we take a look at the interior partial regularity theory for intrinsic energy minimising fractional harmonic maps from Euclidean space into smooth compact Riemannian manifolds for fractional powers strictly between zero and one.
Intrinsic fractional harmonic maps can be extended to weighted harmonic maps, so we prove partial regularity for locally minimising harmonic maps with (partially) free boundary data on half-spaces, fractional harmonic maps then inherit this regularity.