Potentials, energies and Hausdorff dimension

Fractal Geometry and Dynamics

14 November 14:00 - 14:50

Tomas Persson - Lund University

There is a classical connection between Riesz-potentials, Riesz-energies and Hausdorff dimension. Otto Frostman (Lund) proved in his thesis that if E is a set and μ is a measure with support in E, then the Hausdorff dimension of E is at least s if the s-dimensional Riesz-energy of μ is finite. I will first recall Frostman's result and some of its applications. I will then mention some new methods where Hausdorff dimension is calculated using potentials and energies with inhomogeneous kernels. Some applications are in stochastic geometry and dynamical systems.
Kenneth J. Falconer
University of St Andrews
Maarit Järvenpää
University of Oulu
Antti Kupiainen
University of Helsinki
Francois Ledrappier
University of Notre Dame
Pertti Mattila
University of Helsinki


Maarit Järvenpää


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