GeoMeG: Description

The general goal of the project is to study Lie groups equipped with arbitrary distance functions and to develop an adapted geometric measure theory in the non-Riemannian settings.

The main focus is subRiemannian geometry, together with implications to control systems and nilpotent groups. SubRiemannian spaces, and especially Carnot groups, appear in various areas of mathematics, such as control theory, harmonic and complex analysis, subelliptic PDE's and geometric group theory.

The members of the team master methods coming from geometric measure theory, geometric analysis, and group theory; in particular, analysis on metric spaces and Lie group theory.

This project has received funding from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s ERC Starting Grant (Grant agreement 713998 GeoMeG)

| Grant Agreement | University of Jyvskäylä Press Release |


Principal Investigator

Enrico Le Donne

| Personal website |


Daniela Di Donato
Sebastiano Don
Laurent Dufloux
Thibaut Dumont
Rami Luisto
Gabriel Pallier
Francesca Tripaldi

Ph.D. Students

Gioacchino Antonelli
Eero Hakavuori
Ville Kivioja
Terhi Moisala
Alessandro Pilastro

Scientific Collaborators and Experts in the Field

See list

Jyväskylä Geometry Seminar

The Jyväskylä Geometry seminar is on Mondays afternoons
in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.
The meeting is usually from 14:15 to 16:00 in room MaD 380.

Please, check in advance the calendar below.

No seminars are preview for the next weeks.

See all current Seminars | Analysis Seminar |

Past Seminars: 2021 | 2020 | 2019 | 2018 | 2017 | (older) |

Future Events

17th-14th April 2030 | world wide web
International sub-Riemannian seminar
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No events are planned for the next months.

Past Events
February/2018 Sub-Riemannian Geometry and Beyond
February/2019 Sub-Riemannian Geometry and Beyond, II
August/2019 Jyväskylä Summer School - Courses in Geometry
October/2019 Pansu's Fest, for the 60th birthday of Pierre Pansu
May/2020 Sub-Riemannian Geometry and Beyond, III --- POSTPONED world wide web


Recent Papers

We warmly thank the CVGMT Team for the support and
for hosting the following papers at CVGMT server.

  Local minimizers and Gamma-convergence for nonlocal perimeters in Carnot Groups (2021)
A. Carbotti, S. Don, D. Pallara, A. Pinamonti   (ESAIM cocv)   

We prove the local minimality of halfspaces in Carnot groups for a class of nonlocal functionals usually addressed as nonlocal perimeters. Moreover, in a class of Carnot groups in which the De Giorgi's rectifiability Theorem holds, we provide a lower bound for the $\Gamma$-liminf of the rescaled energy in terms of the horizontal perimeter.
  Direct limits of infinite-dimensional Carnot groups (2021)
T. Moisala, E. Pasqualetto   (Mathematica Scandinavica)   

We give a construction of direct limits in the category of complete metric scalable groups and provide sufficient conditions for the limit to be an infinite-dimensional Carnot group. We also prove a Rademacher-type theorem for such limits.
  Unextendable intrinsic Lipschitz curves (2021)
G. Antonelli, A. Merlo   

In the setting of Carnot groups, we exhibit examples of intrinisc Lipschitz curves of positive $\mathcal{H}^1$-measure that intersect every connected intrinsic Lipschitz curve in a $\mathcal{H}^1$-negligible set. As a consequence such curves cannot be extended to connected intrinsic Lipschitz curves. The examples are constructed in the Engel group and in the free Carnot group of step 3 and rank 2. While the failure of the Lipschitz extension property was already known for some pairs of Carnot groups, ours is the first example of the analogous phenomenon for intrinsic Lipschitz graphs. This is in sharp contrast with the Euclidean case.
  The isoperimetric problem on Riemannian manifolds via Gromov-Hausdorff asymptotic analysis (2021)
G. Antonelli, M. Fogagnolo, M. Pozzetta   

In this paper we prove the existence of isoperimetric regions of any volume in Riemannian manifolds with Ricci bounded below and with a mild assumption at infinity, that is Gromov-Hausdorff asymptoticity to simply connected models of constant sectional curvature. The previous result is a consequence of a general structure theorem for perimeter-minimizing sequences of sets of fixed volume on noncollapsed Riemannian manifolds with a lower bound on the Ricci curvature. We show that, without assuming any further hypotheses on the asymptotic geometry, all the mass and the perimeter lost at infinity, if any, are recovered by at most countably many isoperimetric regions sitting in some Gromov-Hausdorff limits at infinity. The Gromov-Hausdorff asymptotic analysis conducted allows us to provide, in low dimensions, a result of nonexistence of isoperimetric regions in Cartan-Hadamard manifolds that are Gromov-Hausdorff asymptotic to the Euclidean space. While studying the isoperimetric problem in the smooth setting, the nonsmooth geometry naturally emerges, and thus our treatment combines techniques from both the theories.
  Ultralimits of pointed metric measure spaces (2021)
E. Pasqualetto, T. Schultz   

The aim of this paper is to study ultralimits of pointed metric measure spaces (possibly unbounded and having infinite mass). We prove that ultralimits exist under mild assumptions and are consistent with the pointed measured Gromov-Hausdorff convergence. We also introduce a weaker variant of pointed measured Gromov-Hausdorff convergence, for which we can prove a version of Gromov's compactness theorem by using the ultralimit machinery. This compactness result shows that, a posteriori, our newly introduced notion of convergence is equivalent to the pointed measured Gromov one. Another byproduct of our ultralimit construction is the identification of direct and inverse limits in the category of pointed metric measure spaces.
  Lecture notes on sub-Riemannian geometry from the Lie group viewpoint (2021)
E. Le Donne   

These are lecture notes from various courses on sub-Riemannian geometry. The viewpoint that is emphasised is the one from the Lie group theory and metric geometry.

| See the complete list of papers |


Open Positions

Please, contact the PI if you are interested to do a Ph.D. or a postdoc
in the framework of GeoMeG ERC project.

New positions will be open in the next years.

Prof. Enrico Le Donne


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