A direct approach to Plateau's problem in any codimension

G. De Philippis, A. De Rosa, F. Ghiraldin

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This paper proposes a direct approach to solve the Plateau's problem in codimension higher than one. The problem is formulated as the minimization of the Hausdorff measure among a family of d-rectifiable closed subsets of Rn: following the previous work [13], the existence result is obtained by a compactness principle valid under fairly general assumptions on the class of competitors. Such class is then specified to give meaning to boundary conditions. We also show that the obtained minimizers are regular up to a set of dimension less than (d-1).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)59-80
Number of pages22
JournalAdvances in Mathematics
StatePublished - Jan 22 2016


  • Geometric measure theory
  • Plateau's problem
  • Rectifiable sets

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Mathematics


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