Structure Theory of Metric-Measure Spaces with Lower Ricci Curvature Bounds

Author: 

Mondino, A
Naber, A

Journal: 

Journal of the European Math. Soc.

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2020-11-27T07:58:38.91+00:00

Volume: 

21

DOI: 

10.4171/JEMS/874

page: 

1809-1854

abstract: 

We prove that a metric measure space $(X,d,m)$ satisfying finite dimensional
lower Ricci curvature bounds and whose Sobolev space $W^{1,2}$ is Hilbert is
rectifiable. That is, a $RCD^*(K,N)$-space is rectifiable, and in particular
for $m$-a.e. point the tangent cone is unique and euclidean of dimension at
most $N$. The proof is based on a maximal function argument combined with an
original Almost Splitting Theorem via estimates on the gradient of the excess.
To this aim we also show a sharp integral Abresh-Gromoll type inequality on the
excess function and an Abresh-Gromoll-type inequality on the gradient of the
excess. The argument is new even in the smooth setting.

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1061633

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