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Harmonic Analysis at its Boundaries – HAB

Submission summary

The title is a word play on the way modern harmonic analysis can be understood. It is of course a classical attitude in harmonic analysis to define boundaries and to find representation from the boundary. Thus we intend to develop the field of harmonic analysis. Second, harmonic analysis nourishes and is nourished by adjacent fields, among them are partial differential equations, functional analysis and geometry. Thus we are looking at the boundary of the field in its relations to other fields. The project will attack a number of problems in most active themes of each fields.
The members include internationally renowned French leaders in harmonic analysis, functional analysis and partial differential equations. The team contains also a number of active young mathematicians in those fields, geometry and functional calculus. It also includes a few non-permanent members (one post-doctorant and five doctorants).
The list of problems we plan to study range from questions in Harmonic Analysis (commutators, analysis on non-doubling spaces, Hardy spaces associated with operators, Riesz transforms, Multipliers and Bochner-Riesz means, elliptic boundary value problems wit minimal smoothness, Operators on tent spaces and applications to non-autonomous Cauchy problems), in Partial Differential Equations (extensions of Strichartz estimates and smoothing estimates to groups and manifolds in relation with curvature, and their applications to non-linear PDE's in this context, observability), in Functional analysis (Lifting of circle-valued maps, inequalities for Hodge systems, endpoint results for the inverting the divergence operator, Div-Curl Lemmas on manifolds, interpolation of Sobolev spaces on manifolds), in Geometry (sub-Riemannian geometry: curvature dimension , Harnack theory with minimal hypotheses, heat kernel and Riesz transforms of hypoelliptic operators; Hodge-de Rham operators in Riemannian geometry and applications). Methods of Harmonic Analysis will be central. Some of the problems are within reach before 2016, some are more exploratory.
This is why we ask for a 4 year project. It will allow smaller groups to gather and make progress on specific problems or on developing new sets of techniques and ideas. The project contains 4 milestones: one international exploratory conference in its beginning year, 2 small meetings of the members of the project in the second and fourth years to discuss advances and a scientific synthesis.
The consortium is made of three institutional partners (Orsay, Bordeaux, Grenoble) which will incorporate colleagues form different universities. In addition to money supporting missions and invitations, the Orsay partner asks for a PhD position and the Bordeaux partner for a one year post-doc position. The Grenoble partner wants to support a joint seminar on functional analysis with Lyon-Marseille. A website will be created. Expected results will be published in international peer-reviewed journals and exposed in international conferences.

Project coordinator

Monsieur Pascal Auscher (Laboratoire de Mathématiques d'Orsay - UMR 8628) –

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LMO Laboratoire de Mathématiques d'Orsay - UMR 8628
IMB Institut de Mathématiques de Bordeaux (IMB)
Institut Fourier Institut Fourier

Help of the ANR 283,000 euros
Beginning and duration of the scientific project: December 2012 - 48 Months

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