GT ADG-Systèmes DynamiquesAstala's conjecture on Hausdorff measure distortion under planar quasiconformal mappings
Ignacio Uriarte-Tuero (Barcelone)
Tuesday 17 March 2009 13:30 - Orléans - Salle de Séminaire
In his celebrated paper on area distortion under planar quasiconformal maps (Acta 1994), K. Astala proved that a compact set E of Hausdorff dimension d is mapped under a K-quasiconformal map f to a set fE of Hausdorff dimension at most d' = 2Kd/(2+(K-1)d), and that this result is sharp. He conjectured (Question 4.4) that if the Hausdorff measure Hd (E)=0, then Hd' (fE)=0. This conjecture was known if d'=0 (obvious), d'=2 (Ahlfors), and recently d'=1 (Astala, Clop, Mateu, Orobitg and UT, Duke 2008.) The approach in the last mentioned paper does not generalize to other dimensions. Astala's conjecture was shown to be sharp (if it was true) in the class of all Hausdorff gauge functions by UT (IMRN, 2008). Finally, together with M.Lacey and E.Sawyer we have proved completely Astala's conjecture in all dimensions. The ingredients of the proof come from Astala's original approach, geometric measure theory, and some new weighted norm inequalities for Calderón-Zygmund singular integral operators which cannot be deduced from the classical Muckenhoupt Ap theory. These results are intimately related to (not yet fully understood) removability problems for various classes of quasiregular maps. The talk will be self-contained.