Lipschitz regularity of almost minimizers for a degenerate one-phase Bernoulli-type functional.

Abstract: In this talk, we deal with almost minimizers for the energy functional



where Ω is a bounded domain in ℝ and ≥0. The functional  is a generalization to each >1 of the classical one-phase (Bernoulli) energy functional, corresponding to =2 in (1). Almost minimizers of 2 were investigated recently in [2, 1]. However, in [4] D. De Silva and O. Savin provided a different approach with respect to [2, 1], based on nonvariational techniques, to deal with almost minimizers of 2 and their free boundaries. Precisely, inspired by [5], they showed that almost minimizers of  2 are “viscosity solutions” in a more general sense. This property roughly means that almost minimizers satisfy comparison in a neighborhood of a touching point whose size depends on the properties of the test functions. Once this property was established, the regularity of the free boundary for almost minimizers followed via the techniques developed by De Silva in [3].


In this talk, we present an optimal Lipschitz continuity result for almost minimizers of , >{2+2,1}. Our approach is inspired by the method introduced in [4]. The talk is based on a joint work with S. Dipierro, F. Ferrari, and E. Valdinoci, see [6].

Date: May 15, 2023 at 12:00:00 h
Venue: Sala de seminarios del DIM piso 5, Torre Norte, Beauchef 851
Speaker: Nicolò Forcillo
Affiliation: University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy
Coordinator: María Eugnia Martínez
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Posted on May 11, 2023 in Differential Equations, Seminars