Regularity of area minimizing currents II: center manifold


This is the second paper of a series of three on the regularity of higher codimension area minimizing integral currents. Here we perform the second main step in the analysis of the singularities, namely, the construction of a center manifold, i.e., an approximate average of the sheets of an almost flat area minimizing current. Such a center manifold is accompanied by a Lipschitz multivalued map on its normal bundle, which approximates the current with a high degree of accuracy. In the third and final paper these objects are used to conclude the proof of Almgren’s celebrated dimension bound on the singular set.


Camillo De Lellis

Mathematik Institut der Universität Zürich, Switzerland

Emanuele Spadaro

Max-Planck-Institut für Mathematik in den Naturwissenschaften, Leipzig, Germany