# Paul CreutzMax Planck Institute for Mathematics | MPIM

Paul Creutz

Ph. D.

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Publications (21)

Let $X$ be a Banach space or more generally a complete metric space admitting a conical geodesic bicombing. We prove that every closed $L$-Lipschitz curve $\gamma:\K\rightarrow X$ may be extended to an L-Lipschitz map defined on the hemisphere $f:H^2\rightarrow X$. This implies that $X$ satisfies a quadratic isoperimetric inequality (for curves) wi...

Assume you are given a finite configuration $\Gamma$ of disjoint rectifiable Jordan curves in $\mathbb{R}^n$. The Plateau-Douglas problem asks whether there exists a minimizer of area among all compact surfaces of genus at most $p$ which span $\Gamma$. While the solution to this problem is well-known, the classical approaches break down if one allo...

We find maximal representatives within equivalence classes of metric spheres. For Ahlfors regular spheres these are uniquely characterized by satisfying the seemingly unrelated notions of Sobolev-to-Lipschitz property, or volume rigidity. We also apply our construction to solutions of the Plateau problem in metric spaces and obtain a variant of the...

We give a characterization of metric space valued Sobolev maps in terms of weak* derivatives. This corrects a previous result by Haj{\l}asz and Tyson.

We prove that any length metric space homeomorphic to a surface may be decomposed into non-overlapping convex triangles of arbitrarily small diameter. This generalizes a previous result of Alexandrov--Zalgaller for surfaces of bounded curvature.

We give a characterization of metric space-valued Sobolev maps in terms of weak* derivatives. More precisely, we show that Sobolev maps with values in dual-to-separable Banach spaces can be defined in terms of classical weak derivatives in a weak* sense. Since every separable metric space X X embeds isometrically into ℓ ∞ {\ell }^{\infty } , we con...

In this paper we consider metric fillings of boundaries of convex bodies. We show that convex bodies are the unique minimal fillings of their boundary metrics among all integral current spaces. To this end, we also prove that convex bodies enjoy the Lipschitz-volume rigidity property within the category of integral current spaces, which is well kno...

Assume you are given a finite configuration $$\Gamma $$ Γ of disjoint rectifiable Jordan curves in $${\mathbb {R}}^n$$ R n . The Plateau-Douglas problem asks whether there exists a minimizer of area among all compact surfaces of genus of at most p which span $$\Gamma $$ Γ . While the solution to this problem is well-known, the classical approaches...

We show that Sobolev maps with values in a dual Banach space can be characterized in terms of weak derivatives in a weak* sense. Since every metric space embeds isometrically into a dual Banach space, this implies a characterization of metric space valued Sobolev maps in terms of such derivatives. Furthermore, we investigate for which target spaces...

In this paper we consider metric fillings of convex bodies. We show that convex bodies $C\subset \mathbb{R}^n$ are the unique minimal fillings of their boundary metrics among all integral current spaces. To this end, we also prove that convex bodies enjoy the Lipschitz-volume rigidity property within the category of integral current spaces, which i...

We study the structure of the branch set of solutions to Plateau’s problem in metric spaces satisfying a quadratic isoperimetric inequality. In our 1st result, we give examples of spaces with isoperimetric constant arbitrarily close to the Euclidean isoperimetric constant $(4\pi )^{-1}$ for which solutions have large branch set. This complements re...

Our main result gives an improved bound on the filling areas of curves in Banach spaces which are not closed geodesics. As applications we show rigidity of Pu’s classical systolic inequality and investigate the isoperimetric constants of normed spaces. The latter has further applications concerning the regularity of minimal surfaces in Finsler mani...

We investigate the class of geodesic metric discs satisfying a uniform quadratic isoperimetric inequality and uniform bounds on the length of the boundary circle. We show that the closure of this class as a subset of Gromov-Hausdorff space is intimately related to the class of geodesic metric disc retracts satisfying comparable bounds. This kind of...

We study the structure of the branch set of solutions to Plateau's problem in metric spaces satisfying a quadratic isoperimetric inequality. In our first result, we give examples of spaces with isoperimetric constant arbitrarily close to the Euclidean isoperimetric constant $(4\pi)^{-1}$ for which solutions have large branch set. This complements r...

Our main result gives an improved bound on the filling areas of closed curves in Banach spaces which are not closed geodesics. As applications we show rigidity of Pu's classical systolic inequality and investigate the isoperimetric constants of normed spaces. The latter has further applications concerning the regularity of minimal surfaces in Finsl...

We find maximal representatives within equivalence classes of metric discs. For Ahlfors regular ones these are uniquely characterized by satisfying the seemingly unrelated notions of Sobolev-to-Lipschitz property, or volume rigidity. We also apply our construction to solutions of the Plateau problem in metric spaces and obtain a variant of the asso...

We investigate the class of geodesic metric discs satisfying a uniform quadratic isoperimetric inequality and uniform bounds on the length of the boundary circle. We show that the closure of this class as a subset of Gromov-Hausdorff space is intimately related to the class of geodesic metric disc retracts satisfying comparable bounds. This kind of...

We give a solution of Plateau's problem for singular curves possibly having self-intersections. The proof is based on the solution of Plateau's problem for Jordan curves in very general metric spaces by Alexander Lytchak and Stefan Wenger and hence works also in a quite general setting. However the main result of this paper seems to be new even in...

Let $X$ be a Banach space or more generally a complete metric space admitting a conical geodesic bicombing. We prove that every closed $L$-Lipschitz curve $\gamma:S^1\rightarrow X$ may be extended to an $L$-Lipschitz map defined on the hemisphere $f:H^2\rightarrow X$. This implies that $X$ satisfies quadratic isoperimetric inequality (for curves) w...