Workshop: Absence of Lavrentiev’s gap for anisotropic functionals

Date: 2022-11-01

Time: 13:30 - 14:30

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Iwona Chlebicka


We establish the absence of the Lavrentiev gap between Sobolev and smooth maps for a non-autonomous variational problem of a general structure, where the integrand is assumed to be controlled by a function which is convex and anisotropic with respect to the last variable. This fact results from new results on good approximation properties of the natural underlying unconventional function space. Scalar and vector-valued problems are studied.
Joint work with Michał Borowski and Błażej Miasojedow.