Nicholas Edelen

Assistant Professor


Ph. D., Stanford University, 2016
BSc, University of Edinburgh, 2012

Research Groups

Analysis and Partial Differential Equations, Differential Geometry

Research Area

Differential Geometry & PDE's


Research Interests

I study problems in geometric analysis and geometric measure theory.  I am particularly interested in the regularity of minimal surfaces and mean curvature flow.  Minimal surfaces are mathematical models of static soap films, and like their real-world analogues will not in general be smooth.  A lot of my research studies the behavior of minimal surfaces near their singularities, and the structure of the singular set itself.

Selected Publications

  • Effective Reifenberg theorems in Hilbert and Banach spaces (w/ Aaron Naber and Daniele Valtorta). To appear in Math. Ann. (2018).
  • The singular set of minimal surfaces near polyhedral cones (w/ Maria Colombo and Luca Spolaor). Submitted (2017).
  • Quantitative stratification for some free-boundary problems (w/ Max Engelstein). To appear in Trans. Amer. Math. Soc. (2017).
  • Quantitative Reifenberg theorem for measures (w/ Aaron Naber and Daniele Valtorta). Submitted (2016).
  • The free-boundary Brakke flow. To appear in J. Reine Angew. Math. (2017).

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